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Prince Harry wins award for veterans work

Updated 1152 GMT (1952 HKT) April 23, 2012
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Britain's Prince Harry is to travel to the United States to be presented with an award for "distinguished humanitarian leadership" in recognition of his work with servicemen and women. AFP/Getty Images
The Prince is a Captain in the British Army, and served a tour of duty in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2007 and 2008, as a Forward Air Controller for NATO forces. AFP/Getty Images
In October 2011, he took part in Apache helicopter exercises -- codenamed Crimson Eagle -- in the California and Arizona deserts, part of his training to become a full-time helicopter pilot in the Army Air Corps. Getty Images
Prince Harry's older brother William is also in the armed services. He serves as a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force, based in North Wales. AFP/Getty Images
The princes' charitable foundation focuses on the welfare of veterans and serving members of the armed forces. Prince Harry is also the patron of several other soldiers' charities. AFP/Getty Images
Prince Harry is said to be "honored" by the Atlantic Council's award, which he will receive in a ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 7. AFP/Getty Images