Prince Charles must be a very proud man as his son Prince Harry is to be feted for his outstanding humanitarian endeavors at a glittering ceremony in Washington DC, America, scheduled for May 07.
27-year-old Prince Harry is to receive this year's Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award, to be conferred on him by the Atlantic Council in USA.
The Atlantic Council will host its Annual Awards Dinner on May 7, 2012,
where Prince Harry will be feted for his achievements.
The younger British royal will be accepting the award on behalf of himself and his elder brother 30-year-old Duke of Cambridge, for their joint charitable initiatives through The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Prince Harry at the Official Press Launch
for ‘Walking With The Wounded.’
“Image courtesy Flickr.com”
A St James's Palace spokesman informed that Prince Harry was surprised but honored to have been made the recipient of such an exalted award. Just last year Prince Harry had joined wounded servicemen, participating in their charity trek to the North Pole.
The younger royal will be using the opportunity at the award ceremony to pay tribute to UK and US veterans' charities for their various initiatives in rehabilitating sick and wounded servicemen and women, added the palace spokesman.
Prince Harry with this distinguished honor now follows in the footprints of some illustrious celebrities including U2 singer Bono. In 2010, Bono was conferred the Atlantic Council's first humanitarian award for his tireless efforts in combating disease and poverty in Africa.
Prince Harry will have to make it to the ceremony next month without his elder brother Prince William's presence, as the future heir to the British throne and his wife Duchess Catherine will be attending and later presenting prizes at the Badminton Horse Trials.
This is a crucial event for the British Royals as Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips will be attempting to secure a berth for herself in the forthcoming London Olympics.
Source: M & C