Prince Harry comes to Washington, ladies & senators turn into fan-girls

It just occurred to me as I’m writing these two stories back-to-back that Kate Upton is just Prince Harry’s type. Leggy, big boobs, blonde. Someone should really introduce Harry and Kate. He would be ALL OVER THAT. Anyway, Prince Harry is in America! Huzzah! He arrived in Washington yesterday (he flew in on a commercial flight!) and his first day was a flurry of activity. First he went to Capitol Hill and met with Sen. John McCain, where the senator showed Harry around a HALO Trust photo exhibit in one of the senate buildings. All of the young female Congressional staffers came over to gawk at him.

Harry then followed that up with a trip to the White House and a “tea party” reception hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. He met with military families, mostly military wives and children. After that, he went to a dinner at the British Embassy, and this morning he’s stopping by Arlington to lay flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then he’s going to Walter Reed to visit wounded warriors! In the coming days he’ll visit Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut for an assortment of royal, military and charitable events.

Unfortunately, we don’t have ANY photos at out photo agencies, so I’m using some photos from last month and I’m including some videos.

Here’s Harry with Sen. McCain:

Harry with FLOTUS (Mobama wore Prabal Gurung, it’s a repeat).

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Harpreet says:

    I’d love to see a vid of that tea party of Harry and the FLOTUS (and Dr. Jill!).

  2. Trixie says:

    Will we be seeing the royal arse plastered on TMZ soon? Its a little flat for my tastes but I wont say no to another viewing, Harry.

  3. lady mary. says:

    harry has a real likeable personality

  4. gogoGorilla says:

    He is just so charismatic and charming to look at, right? He looks so much like his mother.

  5. Karen says:

    Will and Kate must be jealous. They tried to get a US trip but had to spend most of their time a rodeos in Canada before they could have fun in California. Harry gets a white house tea party. Love it.

    • Hyena says:

      Get over it, eh. They love Canada and Canada is a commonwealth country.

    • TG says:

      So true @Karen! I love it too and I work in DC shy couldn’t I see him.

    • Ruze says:

      Karen, Will and Kate were not visiting Canada as a last resort. Canada is a Commonwealth country. William will one day be the King of Canada. Saying that they “tried to get a US trip” does not make any sense and is false.

    • LAK says:

      It’s become tradition to visit Canada soon after the royal nuptials.

      All of them do it. The LA leg of WK’s American tour was added last minute to what should have been an exclusively Canadian tour.

      • FLORC says:

        Beat me to it LAK
        The visit they made to the states overshadowed in many peoples opinions what was suppose to be only Canada. All the mag covers had Kate in that sparkly dress looking like a celeb and all most remember of the part in Canada is Kate not eating the great food, but pushing it around her plate. I believe William and Kate wanted to go to Cali. I don’t think Canada was the 2nd best to a USA trip.

        Harry is forever welcome here. He’s always working and it’s so rarely covered…

      • My2Pence says:

        @ FLORC. That was one of the events where she couldn’t contain her boredom, rolling her eyes after posing with the hostess of the BAFTA event. They organized an entire made-up event just so there was an excuse for William and Kate Middleton to go to California, and that was how BAFTA was repaid? With a bored KM because no big stars were interested in attending the event.

  6. Suze says:

    He’s packing a lot in, isn’t he?

    He is much savvier about his charity affiliations and his appearances than his brother. Harry’s promoting the Wounded Warrior project, meeting with military families, and visiting Arlington, which fits in with his career as a soldier. It gives the appearance that he really cares about the military – and he probably does.

    In contrast, Wills and Kate’s appearances just seem to be so random and unconnected to their interests.

    Harry is smart like his late mother – he knows how to get bang for the buck PR-wise.

    • bluhare says:

      I couldn’t agree more. William and Kate make appearances, and Harry appears to muck in.

    • Angelic 20 says:

      Suze,
      I agree, his public engagements always reflects his personal interests and charities. He seems to take few causes but work for them consistently and with passion . He also remembers his mother through her work and not as an excuse to cover up his mistakes or to gain sympathy. Although I have to disagree with you on him being like this because of his mother, his father also does same kind of thing with his causes and is very consistent with appearances reflecting his causes. It’s only William and Kate who come off so disconnected and without a purpose in their engagements.

    • GoodCapon says:

      If Will and Kate had any legitimate interests aside from polo (William) and shopping and lazying around (Kate) their PR team would have already found ways to get them tied to causes they actually care about.

      That’s why there is always a disconnect and a “I’m only here for work” vibe that those two give off. They’re not that interested with their charities at all.

  7. Rhea says:

    Can’t help smiling when I saw pictures of ladies gathered snapping pictures of him at Capitol Hill. He’s a ladies magnet, for sure. :D

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2322162/Prince-Harry-pays-tribute-Diana-wows-White-House-charity-visit.html

  8. Apples says:

    He’s adorable.

    Also, that tie he was wearing yesterday with McCain- it had bunnies on it…
    It’s like I can’t resist his charm, even when I try.

  9. Angelic 20 says:

    I was waiting for this post! There are so many photos on daily mail and boy oh boy did the girls show up to see him! There were hardly any many men around him, just crowd of so many women. Even one of employee at the senator office said he never saw such a gender basis presence in his life. I hope you get some photos but there are plenty on daily mail.

    Oh before I forget he is looking good, his looks are getting better with age. I am looking forward to his trip and lots of photos.

  10. aims says:

    Harry would be all over Kate in a hot second. That’s his flavor for sure. Oh the scandal! The heir and the spare both with a Kate.Except one isn’t as constipated as the other one.

  11. Faye says:

    I work for the government and shuttle between D.C. and Baltimore, and I heard from friends who work in the Senate Building that it was *insane* when he came. D.C. interns tend to be a snooty lot, and they don’t get excited about heads of state, but they sure gave it up for Harry :) .

    I’m not a Harry fangirl by any means, but I do give him credit for being consistently committed to the charities he backs. It’s a smart move, and it seems like he has a lot planned during his visit here. And although I did find the August Vegas incident rather distasteful, I think it’s kind of obnoxious for the Daily Mail to bring it up in such detail during what was supposed to be article detailing his planned visit here. When they’re gushing on and on about how wonderful Kate is, they don’t bring up the dead nurse or the topless pics or anything else negative that’s not relevant to the topic at hand. Why do they have to keep dredging up this Vegas business, especially when it really started and finished there (no vengeful lawsuits for Harry), when he’s moved on to do something better?

    • LAK says:

      I was annoyed by that too.

      It was reported the same way by all the other online/print media. It shows how much they are unwilling to give him a break or to not let him shine too brightly lest he outshines the heir.

      • Angelic 20 says:

        William should send media love notes, flowers and chocolates every month for their favouritism because if it weren’t for their consistent Harry is so bad reporting , he will never be able to compete with him on any level IMO.

    • bluhare says:

      I agree. And it’s not like William’s spent all his time at garden parties either.

    • Grace Under Pressure says:

      Completely agree! Its ridiculous for the DM to pull up that story on repeat about Harry but the PR bought-and-paid for stories about Camilla & Charles never mention their affair, the stories about Pippa ignore her gun slinging scandal, and the Kate stories always paint her as the victim of a breach of privacy rather than an exhibitionist (which both she and Harry appear to be with their frequent states of undress).

      Harry is so charming, I wonder if the other royals consider it to be a threat.

    • My2Pence says:

      What keeps being left out, every time they bring this up, is that he was about to ship out to Afghanistan. Just like many other members of the military, he choose to have one last hurrah before shipping out for COMBAT. To a place where people had sworn to hunt him down, capture, and torture him publicly to teach the UK a lesson.

      Over 3,000 people filed complaints on his behalf over the photos, and a military meme of similar photos *in support of him* was launched. Those three facts are always left out when the tabs bring up Vegas.

      Kind of like how they keep ignoring the fact that William and Kate Middleton lied to the paraolympians of their country to sneak off on vacation – and that’s when her naked photos were taken. That little fact keeps being left out too.

    • Reece says:

      It’s not just British media they did it here too. I saw the story on the news last night and the FIRST thing they said was this trip is in part PR rehab after the nude Vegas scandal. Irritating!

    • Barhey says:

      Agree! I was a D.C. intern and most of the girls I worked with either didn’t care or acted like they didn’t care when they met the senators, celebrities, astronauts…I secretly kind of figured they didn’t know a lot of the people they were meeting!

  12. Inconceivable! says:

    I never noticed that bump on his forehead before.

  13. Angela says:

    Wow, were those women behaving like that at work? I have seen the picture here in the UK and those women gathering for Harry made me cringe. Hope they don’t follow him to Arlington the cemetery and behave that way.

    • GoodCapon says:

      I know what you mean. It was both cringeworthy and hilarious. But it makes a nice change from the usual people i.e. the paparazzi who cheer for, say William and Kate, when they do their engagements… simply because they couldn’t find actual locals who could be bothered to show up at their events (in short they’re not as popular as the media paints them to be).

    • L says:

      Capitol hill interns are weird like that.

      There was a large group there during the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown at arlington, but that’s a typical size for this time of year. All of the school groups do their end of the year trips, so it’s unrelated to harry.

  14. LAK says:

    I can’t get over how much he looks like Prince Philip now. it’s the expressions and profile. He still has Charles face, but it’s Prince Philip more and more. Hair loss aside, his Mountbatten genes are trumping the Windsor genes.

  15. bostonian says:

    Harry could have been a politican if he were not a royal, he seems to have been cut from the cloth of charisma and destined for a life of public service. Certainly he comes across as the most likeable, approachable and engaging member of the RF.

    Diana would be proud of both her boys, but I think especially how her Harry turned out.

  16. GoodCapon says:

    Michelle Obama looks great by the way!

  17. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I wonder if any Royal has caught an STD with all that philandering and charity work.

  18. Kelly says:

    He’s a total charmer, and the quintessential younger brother. Do you know any celeb or royal that could come out of the Vegas nude shots as unscathed as he has?

  19. Reece says:

    Yep gonna be staring at Harry pics all day. Weekend.

    FLOTUS’s bangs are growing out.I like them long. I just wish they were out of her face.

    • Suze says:

      He is genuinely good at this. Look at the photos with him chatting with the veterans – very Diana-esque.

      • LAK says:

        And the note is hand-written…..

      • Original N says:

        Thank you all (L, Suze, Lak) for the link, tip to scroll down for the handwritten note (which brought tears to my eyes), etc. Harry is just so impressive with how devoted he is to advocating for the wounded soldiers that come home. Very often, it seems as though life must move forward and they are forgotten. Harry’s ability to bring attention to these men and women, what they have lost and what their current struggles are is what being a patron for a charity MEANS.

      • FLORC says:

        Ugh! He’s sincere! This is all W&K need to be believed. Just to be sincere.
        On a lighter note (since the link left me teary eyed) I bet the grammar in the note was perfect.

      • Original N says:

        @ FLORC, I must, respectfully, disagree about it only requiring sincerity. There are a large number of activists/philanthropists that are sincere yet they lack the ability to truly engage people. The latter is part of what impresses me.

      • FLORC says:

        Original N
        I can’t say i’ve met someone who donated either money or time or both that didn’t show some emotion for what they supported.
        What gets me is Kate and her family could donate just money and do nice things without having a trip paid for. They would establish a history of being generous. Maybe i’m associating that with caring. Maybe it bothers me that the press is making Kate and Will into people that care and donate time, when they just look like they hate being there. It counts more (with me) that someone takes the time to learn about others in need and engage them in thoughtful conversations. Even if the conversations are just banter, Harry seems to really want to put a smile on people’s faces.

    • Abby says:

      aw this brought tears to my eyes. I’m really touched by these photos and the story.

  20. astrid says:

    He’s been a royal all his life and has had people catering to him from day one, yet he seems so much more genuine and down to earth than dear Kate. As others have pointed out, he seems very committed to his charities and seems to be a real “people person”. This guy deserves a break so let’s give him one. Kate needs a kick in the pants.

    • chelsea says:

      I think our Kate loves the attention, being on a pedestal and being waited on hand and foot, but does not seem to understand the concept of being a working royal. I think she needs to put away her fairy tale princess books and have a chat with Princess Anne — someone with a work ethic!

  21. KellyinSeattle says:

    It’s the newest British Invasion, Harrymania!!! With women swooning, crying, and screaming…bring it on Harry- we love you!

  22. betsy says:

    Harry is AWESOME!!! He makes me smile –he just has IT. Diana would be so incredibly proud of him. He is a true prince and he makes BillyBob Middleton look SOOOOO bad. No wonder Waity always looks like she is in heat around Harry–she got the dud and she knows it!! BillyBob needs to abdicate NOW–he is a spoiled, arrogant, entitled, ignorant douche bag. Wow, the irony. The Middletrash family plotted and schemed all those years to end up with–THAT. Something tells me this tour is Her Majesty’s REVENGE on those two.. She knows Harry can do the job–and do it VERY well. He has just put Waity and BillyBob to shame–and that is just Day 1 of the tour. I hope the Middletrashes are happy with their “prize”. GOOD KING HARRY!!!!

  23. Chutzpah says:

    Talk about showing his brother up lol

    If we have to continue with the monarchy ide much rather have this one sitting on the throne.

  24. Amy says:

    My coworker and I were freaking out about this. I live right near Greenwich, CT where he is going to have his charity polo match. We were trying to figure out if we could somehow crash the polo match. Probably not going to happen, but fun to think about!

    • Original N says:

      Having lived in England and the USA and truly loving/appreciating both countries, it would be neat if Harry married an American girl!

      LAK/Bluhare/Angelic, would such a thing cause quite a stir if it were to happen?

      • bluhare says:

        I think the US would be delirious at the prospect of Harry marrying a US girl and making her a Duchess. Plus she’d get HARRY!!!

        That note he left at the gravesite was beautiful. I’ve read that’s one thing Diana’s ingrained in him; he’s a huge thank you note writer (although that wasn’t a thank you note but I hope you know what I mean.)

  25. ANGELIC 20 says:

    Original N,
    I think it defiantly would and yes I also want an american bride!!

    First of all the British upper society is very stiff and an Americans easy going mannerism and approach to social class, interaction with people etc will be a very nice change to watch.

    I think the British media will probably give an American girl a little hard in addition to the fact she will be Harry’s wife. I always felt the fact that Chelsy wasn’t british and actually a south African was ! of the reasons British press wasn’t very kind to her. I can see Wallis comparison just because of her nationality.

    Just for this soap opera and different media treatment in different countries I like to see an american bride.

  26. VioletCrumble says:

    I’ve always really liked Harry, despite having no time for the royals. He reminds me so much of my son: they both are magnets. They put their all into evetything they are involved in at any given time, seem to be able to converse with anyone and say just the right thing. They attract women, men, old ladies, old men, children, animals…. They both seem to have “IT”, that charisma, that X factor. Perhaps my son was born into the wrong family….

    • miapatagonia says:

      LOL, you sound proud of your son. When you say that he was born into the wrong family, it points to my belief that true charisma is innate, you don’t learn it or acquire it. Some people were born with the charisma gene, some are not. My dad had “IT”. He can talk to strangers and make friends anywhere. He wasn’t the perfect man, but he had true empathy in his heart mixed with a devilish, playful mien. I miss the dude.

      Prince Harry definietly has “IT”. And it isn’t about being suave or smooth–it’s presence and genuine interest in others and the world around him. Children and pets instinctively pick up on a person with a genuine heart.

    • miapatagonia says:

      LOL, you sound proud of your son. When you say that he was born into the wrong family, it points to my belief that true charisma is innate, you don’t learn it or acquire it. Some people were born with the charisma gene, some are not. My dad had “IT”. He can talk to strangers and make friends anywhere. He wasn’t the perfect man, but he had true empathy in his heart mixed with a devilish, playful mien. I miss the dude.

      Prince Harry definietly has “IT”. And it isn’t about being suave or smooth–it’s presence and genuine interest in others and the world around him. Children and pets instinctively pick up on a person with a genuine heart.

    • miapatagonia says:

      LOL, you sound proud of your son. When you say that he was born into the wrong family, it points to my belief that true charisma is innate, you don’t learn it or acquire it. Some people were born with the charisma gene, some are not. My dad had “IT”. He can talk to strangers and make friends anywhere. He wasn’t the perfect man, but he had true empathy in his heart mixed with a devilish, playful mien. I miss the dude.

      Prince Harry definietly has “IT”. And it isn’t about being suave or smooth–it’s presence and genuine interest in others and the world around him. Children and pets instinctively pick up on a person with a genuine heart.

    • miapatagonia says:

      LOL, you sound proud of your son. When you say that he was born into the wrong family, it points to my belief that true charisma is innate, you don’t learn it or acquire it. Some people were born with the charisma gene, some are not. My dad had “IT”. He can talk to strangers and make friends anywhere. He wasn’t the perfect man, but he had true empathy in his heart mixed with a devilish, playful mien. I miss the dude.

      Prince Harry definietly has “IT”. And it isn’t about being suave or smooth–it’s presence and genuine interest in others and the world around him. Children and pets instinctively pick up on a person with a genuine heart.

  27. Nancyblue says:

    After reading this well researched article everyone is saying thank goodness for the genuine and compassionate Harry who has inherited his mothers wonderful attributes. Lets us hope that he doesn’t get ensnared by a Carole Middleton type MOL like poor misguided willy

    http://www.bayoubuzz.com/top-stories/item/452176-kate-middletons-london-daily-maul-run-over-princess-di-royal-family