Prince Harry tries to erase memories of Vegas strip billiards with U.S. visit, despite crowds of swooning fans
The throngs swooned but Prince Harry was having none of it. The British soldier-prince is spending most of his week in the U.S. honouring the wounded and the dead of war, a salute that began Thursday at a land-mine exhibition in Congress at the side of one of America’s most storied wounded warriors, Sen. John McCain. Accorded heart-throb treatment, the prince was all royal business.
As he entered the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building near the Capitol, the prince was greeted by a roar and shouts of “Harry!” from a crowd of about 500, nearly all of them women. They filled a roped-off hallway and stairway with a view of the exhibit, hoisting their cellphones and tablets to get a picture. Harry didn’t visibly react except to give what appeared to be a polite wave. (AFP/Getty Images)