May 29th, 2009
07:45 PM ET

Prince Harry on official visit to New York

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Prince Harry, the younger son of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana, offered his condolences to September 11 victims Friday in his first official trip overseas.

Harry's two-day visit to New York, surrounded by public officials and community activists, could reflect a change in a public image that has been marred by several incidents, including a one-day stint in drug rehab in 2002 and accusations of racism in January.

At the outset of his visit, Harry stopped at ground zero with New York Gov. David Paterson and briefly talked with family members of September 11 victims. The prince then laid a wreath at the World Trade Center site and bowed his head in a moment of silence.

He left a handwritten note tacked to the wreath, citing an "admiration of the courage shown by the people" of New York on September 11, 2001.


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  1. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Very inspirational for Prince Harry to have susch a caring heart by carying on this charity that thier beloved mother left behind .The two brothers Willam and Harry have grown up up with so much publticity and and they have handled it with grace and courage .

    June 1, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  2. Annie Kate

    I am glad that Harry and his brother William are carrying on their mother's charity work and making themselves available to different charities. The Royal Family has quite a history of charitable work and I'm glad at their young age William and Harry are already participating in helping others.

    May 29, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
  3. Morgan

    On his way to being a true role model and inspiration to his generation – classy.

    May 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  4. macds8

    Such a fine young man
    He and his brother William are exactly what Diana would of wanted them to be. warm caring normal people.

    May 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  5. Isabel, Brazil

    Beautiful tribute that shows the maturity of the Prince

    May 29, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  6. Heather

    I agree with Lampe. Diana, would be proud. As for adolescent behavior, May he who has not sinned cast the first stone.

    May 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  7. Lampe

    Diana, would be so Proud!

    May 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm |