Captain Wales Comes to Washington & One World Trade Center is Now 1776 Feet Tall

Hello-Hello, and Happy Friday. We have a fairly newsy post this morning, tidbits we hope you might enjoy seeing. The first involves Prince Harry’s visit to America.

The young royal headed to Capitol Hill.

Kori Schulman/The White House

Kori Schulman/The White House

He made an unannounced visit to the White House Mother’s Day tea, surprising children of active military parents.

James Birtles, Sky News Twitter

James Birtles, Sky News Twitter

The tea party honored the HALO Trust.

James Birtles, Sky News Twitter Feed

James Birtles, Sky News Twitter Feed

Harry then joined Senator John McCain to view a new exhibit by the HALO Trust, “the world’s oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organisation.”

Kasie Hunt/NBC News Twitter Feed

Kasie Hunt/NBC News Twitter Feed

Harry is the Royal Patron of HALO’s 25th Anniversary fundraising efforts, below we see him visiting HALO Mozambique.

HALO Trust Flickr

HALO Trust Flickr

Some readers may recall Princess Diana’s involvement with HALO.

Mirror Photos

Mirror Photos

At a dinner last night Harry spoke about his mother’s work with the organization, this Express story has more:

“…at the dinner, he evoked the memory of Princess Diana’s ultimately successful campaign in 1997 to bring about a worldwide ban on landmines.

“My mother, who believed passionately in this cause, would be proud of my association with HALO.,” he said. In her special way, she adopted it as her own. She would join me – along with all of you, I’m sure – in praising HALO for the amazing work that it has done over the past quarter century….”

One of the more interesting aspects of yesterday’s events was the crowd of young ladies waiting to see Harry, more from UK reporter Richard Palmer:

Richard Palmer, The ExpressFrom the Evening Standard:

Harrymania…crowds of girls had screamed and cheered for the Prince in Washington DC on the first day of his official tour of the US.

This morning Prince Harry went to Arlington National Cemetery. He started his visit in Section 60, this is where those who have died fighting the global war on terror are buried.

Tim Ewart, ITV Royal Editor Twitter

Tim Ewart, ITV Royal Editor Twitter

For today’s solemn wreath laying ceremony he was in the ceremonial uniform of the Blues and Royals, that is his regiment. He also wore the Army Air Corps blue beret. Harry is an Apache helicopter co-pilot and gunner, he has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

James Birtles/Sky News

James Birtles/Sky News

There was an Army Full-Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony.

A visiting head of state will pay formal respects to the sacrifice of America’s veterans in foreign wars by placing a wreath before the Tomb. Similarly, other foreign ministers may also include a wreath laying here as part of their official itineraries.

While not a Head of State, Harry is the Queen’s representative in this capacity.

Via Peter Hunt/BBC Twitter Feed

Via Peter Hunt/BBC Twitter Feed

Back to the Evening Standard’s story:

The grave of US Army Specialist Michael L Stansbery Jr, who died in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on July 30, 2010, aged 21, was chosen at random out of the thousands of graves in Section 60.

The headstone of Spc Stanbery, a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, had six stones and glass beads placed on it by family members to mark their visits.

Harry visited John F. Kennedy’s grave.

Via Deanna Duray Twitter Feed

Via Deanna Duray Twitter Feed

He then moved to Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

UK in USA Tumblr

UK in USA Tumblr

Simon Perry of People magazine shared this photo, Harry saluting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Simon Perry, People Magazine Twitter Feed

Simon Perry, People Magazine Twitter Feed

The handwritten note that was with the wreath.

Via

Via

It reads, “To my comrades in arms of the United States who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom,” and was signed “Captain Harry Wales”.

The focus of Harry’s visit is supporting injured servicemen and servicewomen from both the US and UK, he will be visiting Walter Reed National Medical Center and attending the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. The Games are hosted by the USOC and include teams from the US Army, United States Marine Corps, US Navy and Coastguard, the Air Force and Special Operations Command.

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Our other news involves One World Trade Center.

Via WCBS880 Twitter Feed

Via WCBS880 Twitter Feed

The building is now at the symbolic height of 1776 feet, the spire atop the structure was permanently affixed by ironworkers this morning.

WCBS880 Twitter Feed

WCBS880 Twitter Feed

The skyline in this morning’s haze and fog.

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Anne Thompson, NBC News Twitter

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We leave you with a few of our favorite looks from the Lilly Pulitzer spring/summer line.

Bloomingdales

Bloomingdale’s

A better look at the Malibu Blazer.($198).

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s

The contrasting peter pan collar on the Andria Silk Top ($138) is cute as can be, but the way the piece hangs just didn’t wow me.

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s

You may have noticed the pretty pink belt in the photos, here is a better look at the Bow Tie Belt ($48).

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s

With that Pretty in Pink we say g’bye until next time!

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Captain Wales Comes to Washington & One World Trade Center is Now 1776 Feet Tall

  1. My future husband is doing such nice things on his visit to the US 😉

  2. Wonderful coverage of Prince Harry! Thanks!

  3. Harry’s hot. Are we allowed to say that about royals? Oh, wait, in our culture we aren’t supposed to use that word at all:).

    I’m moved by the 1776 news. It is a great country, and our ideals are worth preserving.

  4. Really? I’m not supposed to say he’s hot?! Oops. 🙂

  5. Wonderful post! Great news coverage and nice photos you selected–I love how you credited them, too, because so many people don’t! You’re setting a great example for us all. 🙂

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