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Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry will visit the U.S. in May on behalf of the charities he works with.
The 28-year-old British royal will embark on a 6-day trip including stops in Washington, D.C., Colorado Springs, and New York City, N.Y.
The trip from May 9 to May 15 will benefit the British government as well as several charities, including Prince Harry's Sentebale.
He will meet with wounded American servicemen at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland and attend a polo match in Greenwich, Conn.
"He is a soldiers' soldier and will bring a spotlight on what's being done to help these outstanding men and women," said Harry's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, during a Palace briefing on Monday.
Furthermore, Harry will be in NYC for an event promoting community-based youth athletics.
The trip will come to an end after Harry visits New Jersey towns that were ravaged during Hurricane Sandy last year.
It will be the red-haired royal's first time back to the U.S. since visiting Washington, D.C. in May of last year when he attended a reception at the British Ambassador's residence.
On a previous U.S. trip, Harry was photographed during a game of strip billiards while at Las Vegas' Wynn Hotel.
After the controversial photos were leaked, the prince explained that he behaved as "too much Army and not enough prince."
"At the end of the day I probably let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down," Harry said while speaking to several press members from Camp Bastion during his deployment to Afghanistan.
"But I was in a private area and there should be a certain amount of privacy that one should expect," the royal added.
Meanwhile, Harry will become an uncle for the first time with his older brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, welcome their first child in July.