Harry honoured for work with wounded troops

May 09, 2012, 07:23 IST | Agencies

He's been called Harry the Playboy but now they'll have to start calling him Harry the Humanitarian

Prince Harry received the Atlantic Council’s 2012 Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership in Washington.

Harry accepted the award on behalf of himself and his brother William. Both are officers in the British military. They were honoured for their efforts to help rehabilitate wounded veterans and smooth their transition back to civilian life.

A real Trooper: Prince Harry while accepting his award, from Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, for his work with wounded veterans, paid tribute to them and spoke of their ultimate sacrifice. pic/afp

“This isn’t daunting at all,” he joked. “For a captain in the British army to be introduced by a world-renowned statesman is humbling and entirely terrifying.”

He accepted the award, he said, on behalf of the “guys,” the veterans of both countries, especially the wounded. He urged Americans and British to work together to help the wounded go back to civilian life with “purpose, hope and confidence”. 

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