Prince Harry to visit New York

It's not quite like The Beatles landing at Kennedy Airport, but New York City is getting a visit from a young British icon.

Prince Harry is planning a trip to the United States in May during which he will visit New York City and five other cities.

From May 9 to May 15, the 28-year-old British royal will spend six days traversing America. It's his first time in the states since last May, when pictures of the naked prince at a Las Vegas bash surfaced.

Harry is scheduled to be in New York City May 14 and 15 to promote a campaign to boost UK trade and tourism.

He also will be on hand for a charity baseball game with several dozen young players from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to Patricia Summers, a spokeswoman at the British Consulate in Manhattan.

The baseball program is in partnership with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. His trip will also include a Manhattan fundraiser for the foundation.

Nicky Perry, owner of British restaurants Tea & Sympathy and A Salt & Battery in Manhattan, welcomed the news that Harry will visit New York, saying he shares the qualities of his late mother, Princess Diana.

"He has got what she had, this amazing ability to reach out and people just love him," Perry said. "I just think he's definitely destined to step into her shoes as far as her charity work is concerned."

He will also tour superstorm Sandy-damaged areas in New Jersey.

His itinerary includes events in Greenwich, Conn.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Denver; and Washington, D.C., where he will visit Arlington National Cemetery and Walter Reed military hospital.

A captain in the British military, Harry has piloted an Apache helicopter and returned from a four-month tour in Afghanistan in January.

The upcoming trip will be Harry's third time in New York. In June 2010, he met with military and veteran organizations and played polo on Governor's Island for his charity that aids children in Lesotho in Africa.

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