For local royal watchers, this weekend has been an exciting one after Prince Harry arrived in the Springs Friday.
Prince Harry touring the USOC in Colorado Springs
The prince already created quite a stir in Washington D.C., the first stop on his seven-day, six-city U.S. tour. CBS Baltimore reports that young congressional staffers lined the halls on Capitol Hill Thursday, hoping to catch a glimpse.
Prince Harry, who famously served two deployments in Afghanistan as part of the U.K. military, visited wounded soldiers at Walter Reed while in D.C. and took a tour of Arlington National Cemetery.
While in Arlington's Section 60, which holds the graves of many of lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, the prince left a wreath and a note on the grave of Michael L. Stansbery. Stansbery was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.
The note reads: "To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom. Captain Harry Wales."
Continuing the overarching theme of the prince's tour, supporting injured service members from the U.S. and U.K., Prince Harry is attending Saturday's opening ceremony of the Warrior Games here in Colorado Springs. Though the competitions, which run through May 16, are open to the public, the opening and closing ceremonies are by invitation only.