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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Prince Harry to receive honor in D.C.


Prince Harry in London on Sunday. (Eddie Keogh/Reuters)

The spare to the throne is headed to town: Prince Harry has booked a trip to Washington, where he’s due to be honored at an Atlantic Council dinner on May 7, the British royal family announced Monday. Prince Charles’s younger son, 27, will receive the group’s “Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership” in recognition of the work that his and brother William’s charitable foundation has done to help rehabilitate wounded service members and integrate them back into civilian life. (Too young for such an honor? Other honorees this year for the group, which promotes across-the-pond cooperation, include UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter. Say what you want, but putting a young royal on the roster definitely makes a dinner a hot ticket.) Also on the agenda will be a reception at the British ambassador’s residence. No word yet whether he’ll take time for a polo rematch with Bash Kazi, the Washington government contractor that Harry aided last month when he was knocled off his horse during a match in Brazil.

Read earlier: Prince Harry ‘such a gentleman’ says Bash Kazi, who was helped by British royal after polo accident, 3/28/12

Updated 3:30 p.m.

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