Prince Harry arrived in Washington DC today to kick off his weeklong US tour to promote Britain and his charities. His first stop was touring an exhibit about landmines, which was organized in partnership with the HALO Trust — a landmine removal organization associated with Princess Diana — alongside Senator John McCain.
Harry and his entourage then headed to the White House, where he joined First Lady Michelle Obama on stage for a surprise visit during the Joining Forces event in honor of military mothers. He later attended British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott's residence for a small dinner. Harry's six-city trip continues tomorrow when the prince will jet to Denver to watch the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs before returning to the East Coast early next week to stop by New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York. At some point during his stay, Harry is set to see the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie, who promised earlier in the year that he would chaperone and make sure Harry stays clothed during the visit, since it is Harry's first time back in the States since his Las Vegas scandal last August.