(CBS News) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Britain's Prince Harry seems makes headlines wherever he goes. On Saturday, he was in Colorado, the latest stop on a week-long visit to the U.S. But unlike his last visit, the prince is all work and no play.
Prince Harry joined injured British veterans for an impromptu game of sitting volleyball. The team is here for the warrior games - a paralympic competition for wounded service men and women, like Maurillia Simpson.
"It was like having another friend," said Simpson."Yeah ... he was just like one of us."
He is. The prince is a captain in the British Army Air Corps. He served in Afghanistan twice.
"I witnessed first hand the bravery of our troops," he said, "not only confronting dangers on the battlefield, but also its tragic consequences, life-changing wounds, and the death of friends."
His presence means something to injured American veterans, too. Staff Sgt. Joe Morgan served in the Air Force. He's one of 260 athletes competing this year.
"It makes us feel real special, that he really appreciates everything we've done," he said.
Attention has certainly followed the prince. On Capitol Hill Thursday, admiring women could not contain themselves. The prince stuck to the task at hand -- visiting an exhibit on landmines, a cause his mother, the late Princess Diana, championed.
The prince is eager to leave behind the headlines of his trip last year, when photos of a rowdy Las Vegas weekend surfaced and earned him a royal scolding.
This time, the prince has made a point of honoring the military. He visited wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center Friday. Later, he paid tribute to fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Colorado public will get a first chance to see the prince Sunday during a cycling competition. His next stop is New Jersey on Tuesday - where he will tour the damage from Superstorm Sandy.