Prince Harry to pay tribute to 9/11 Victims during first US visit

BBC reported today that Third in line to Throne, 24-year-old, Prince Harry is to visit the site of New York’s World Trade Center during his first formal overseas engagements. Harry will pay his respects to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks and meet wounded US war veterans.

St James’s Palace officials announced the visit plans earlier today.

It will begin with the Prince meeting a small group of families of those killed in the September 11 attacks at the site where the twin towers of the World Trade Centre once stood.

He will then formally name the British Garden at Hanover Square, which commemorates the 67 British people who died in the attacks.

Afterwards he will attend a reception where he will meet more relatives of UK and US victims.

The Prince will then visit the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Manhattan, where he will tour the advanced prosthetics facilities and visit a post-traumatic stress disorder treatment clinic.

Harry will be joined on this part of the visit by a young British serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.

In the evening the Prince will attend a private reception at the residence of the UK consul-general to promote British interests in New York.

He will also play a polo match in the city to raise funds for his Sentebale charity, supporting orphans in Lesotho.

The trip, Harry’s first to the US since he was a child, will be on May 29 and 30.