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.

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.”

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.