Washington - Britain's Prince Harry urged the United States and the United Kingdom on Monday not to forget the plight of wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
In a somber speech, the younger son of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, said: "Sooner or later the coverage of them in the media will diminish or cease (...) They will no longer be at the forefront of our minds." The 27-year-old prince was in the US capital to accept an award for humanitarian service from the Atlantic Council. Prince Harry, who served in Afghanistan in 2008 and is now an Apache helicopter pilot, was once pilloried in the press as a playboy who clashed with paparazzi outside British nightclubs and dabbled in marijuana and underage drinking as a 17-year-old.'The real fight'Dressed in a black tuxedo, he shook hands with former US Secretary of State Colin Powell who presented him with the council's Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership award."We should wherever possible and appropriate work together (...) to heal and support the wounded veterans of both our nations," he said, at a hotel in Washington.
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