Prince Harry was welcomed to the States by Michelle Obama during a charity reception at the White House
Prince Harry clearly has a way with the ladies, even Michelle Obama appeared convinced by his charms as she welcomed him to the White House on Thursday, marking the start of the royal’s six-day tour of America.
The first lady looked captivated by the 28-year-old’s conversation as the pair met with military wives and children at a special reception. On entering the East Room of the White House for a tea party Prince Harry surprised guests allowing Michelle Obama to introduce him saying:
‘It is an honour to welcome Prince Harry to the White House today. We are absolutely thrilled he could be with us today. He just arrived in DC. He only has a limited time here. But when he heard about this tea and all of you, he wanted to be here to personally thank you for all your service.’
The red-headed royal then spent time meeting with children and posing for pictures. Earlier in the day he continued his late mother, Princess Diana’s work with anti-landmine charity, the Halo Trust.
Harry headed to a British Embassy reception to give a speech he said: ‘My mother, who believed passionately in this cause, would be proud of my association with Halo.
‘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, and in hoping that one day soon its humanitarian work will be done.’
The busy Prince didn’t stop there either he also opened an exhibition, on Washington’s Capitol Hill that promoted the charity’s work although here he was given a very large welcome but countless female onlookers.
And who can blame them!
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