While some of us may say that Prince Harry deserves an award for being, shall we say, incredibly dreamy, the United States feels he falls under the umbrella of humanitarianism.
Joining the ranks of Bono and Bill Clinton, 27-year-old Prince Harry received the 2012 Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council, in Washington, DC. Described as “an international affairs think-tank,” Prince Harry was honoured at a dinner on Monday night, marking his first visit to the American capital.
Recognized for his work with military veterans, servicemen and women through the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, the younger prince received the award on his brother’s behalf; following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana.
After a speech which he joked about being “daunting,” Prince Harry then dug some dirty to plant a tree, in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee and his visit.
Granted, it’s a bit of a gap between a humanitarian award and the MET ball, but we can still agree that Prince Harry making his D.C. debut still warranted blog clicks and an “aw” heard around the world.