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Prince Harry to visit the United States as UK trade ambassador

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Prince Harry has put his partying ways behind him and taken on a new role as the United Kingdom's foreign office ambassador. The Prince's risqué antics in Nevada gained him attention worldwide, but now Harry intends to leave August's controversy behind and represent Britain in an official capacity. On behalf of the British government, the Prince will visit several states on the east coast of America, including Washington DC and New York in May.

In an aim to boost British trade, the royal is also said to be visiting several sites of personal interest, intending to visit war veterans and vulnerable young people on behalf of the Foreign Commonwealth Office. A royal aide confirmed: "Prince Harry will do a tour this year. He is a brilliant asset however best he can be used for the UK overseas." "We will not comment on the location or details of the tour until nearer the time." To end the tour, the Prince will play a charity polo match to raise funds for Sentebale, the children's charity he founded with Prince Seeiso in Lethoso, Africa. Set to take a three-day trip to the province in February, supporting the nation is a cause close to Harry's heart. In light of  Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, the Prince is said to be taking on more official duties to help out his sister-in-law. A royal source said: "In addition to his own royal duties, Harry is expecting to step in for William and Catherine for some things they had planned that now won't be possible because of the baby."

The royal first served amongst American troops in the Helmand province five years ago, and has become a hugely popular figure in the States since he visited 9/11 site Ground Zero, where he met victim's families from the terrorist attacks.

Serving as an Apache helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps, the Prince, 28, is currently on a five week post-deployment leave following a twenty week tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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