Prince Harry is scheduled to meet a team of injured UK service personnel who took part in a Paralympics-style event called Warrior Games, in Washington. The 27 year old will also receive a humanitarian prize for his charitable work in supporting injured military personnel.
The Warrior Games is an annual event hosted by the US Olympic Committee for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans and more than 200 competitors took part in the games, held in Colorado last week. The UK squad competed in the archery, cycling, swimming, track and field and sitting volleyball events. The team, which was funded and supported by the charity Help for Heroes, will meet Harry at the residence of Britain's Ambassador, Sir Peter Westmacott.
The Prince will then travel to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, to be presented with the Atlantic Council's 2012 Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership and give an acceptance speech. The Atlantic Council is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will recognise the outstanding achievements of Harry along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Paul Polman; violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and other enlisted men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The Council promotes transatlantic co-operation and international security and Harry will be following in the footsteps of U2 front-man Bono, who received the honour in 2010.
The Prince is being recognised for his efforts in aiding charity efforts and his role as patron of charities like Walking With The Wounded, ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Help For Heroes. Harry will also accept the award on behalf of his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, as Prince William is also a dedicated supporter of Britain's Armed Forces and through their Foundation both royals have been dealing with issues of disabled and wounded servicemen and women.