Sunday, May 12, 2013

Prince Harry Hits Denver, Sings "Happy Birthday" to Olympian Missy Franklin

Prince Harry is making his way around the States. Fresh off his White House visit on Thursday, the red-headed royal continued his American tour with a trip to Denver for a special reception at Sanctuary Golf Course on Friday. Prior to heading in to the celebration for the 2013 Warrior Games, a competition for wounded military veterans, the prince shook hands with mayor Michael Hancock and grabbed a drink as he hobnobbed with U.S. Olympians Missy Franklin and Jessica Long. Long, who is a Paralympic swimmer, brought along her medals for Prince Harry to see, and held them up in front of his face at one point with a laugh. And it was a memorable day for Franklin too, who was celebrating her birthday and was surprised with a big cake. The crowd, including Prince Harry, sang "Happy Birthday" to help the swimmer ring in her big 1-8. This was the second stop of Prince Harry's seven-day visit to the States. He is set to attend the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs today to watch more than 200 veterans who have been wounded due to combat compete in a variety of athletic events, including archery and wheelchair basketball. "The Warrior games is something unique," British Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott said as Prince Harry stood next to him at a podium. "We are very proud…we are thrilled Prince Harry is here for the opening."

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