Prince Harry stops by Arlington Cemetery, Walter Reed

May 10, 2013

Updated Friday afternoon

In a visit to Arlington Cemetery Friday morning, Prince Harry placed flowers on the tombstone of President Kennedy and paid tribute to both recent American war dead and a British World War II hero.

(Charles Dharapak / Reuters -- pool image)
(Charles Dharapak / Reuters — pool image)

It was a relatively quiet visit for Harry — a British Army captain who has twice been deployed to Afghanistan — without the shrieking Senate staffers or flocks of Washington elite that marked his first day in  D.C.

A note he left with a wreath on the grave of Army soldier Michael L. Stansbery Jr., 21, of Mount Juliet, Tenn, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, according to pool reports: “To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom. Captain Harry Wales.”


(Charles Dharapak /Reuters — pool image)

The prince later visited with veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center before flying off to continue his U.S. tour with a stop in Colorado.


Harry talks with Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne (R), who was wounded in Afghanistan, during his visit to Walter Reed. (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)

Earlier: Prince Harry’s dinner and reception at British ambassador’s home

Prince Harry arrives in Washington

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