Prince Harry to cheer on wounded vets at Warrior Games

(CBS News) Prince Harry is continuing his weeklong visit to the U.S. with a stop in Colorado.

His first stop in the Rocky Mountain State was a reception in Denver Friday night. He mingled with business executives, students and soldiers, as well as a local hero, Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin.

"It was an honor to be here and to meet his royal highness," said Franklin. "He's a truly amazing guy and doing wonderful things and I can't wait to be in the ceremonies with him tomorrow for the Warrior Games."

She's not the only athlete he'll meet; the prince is scheduled to cheer on wounded British and American soldiers competing in this year's Warrior Games.

The Warrior Games is a competition for wounded service members. Prince Harry will be at this morning's opening ceremonies, which take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center with 260 servicemen and women. Thirty-five of those are from the British armed forces.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Mitchell Kieffer is participating. He suffered severe spine and brain injuries after in IED attack two years ago in Iraq. His daughters are excited about seeing the prince. He's excited about what it means for his fellow servicemen and women.

"The fact that he's bringing a lot of notoriety to a lot of these athletes, it's- it is pretty special that he's doing that," said Kieffer.

Prince Harry visits wounded service members at Walter Reed

(At left, royal expert Victoria Arbiter talks about Prince Harry's U.S. tour.)

Military service has been a main focus of Prince Harry's visit. Yesterday he was at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He chatted with wounded veterans who are rehabilitating and was shown how the latest technology is helping them. Before that, a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

From Colorado, Prince Harry will travel to New Jersey to tour the damage from superstorm Sandy. It's a decidedly different tone from his last trip to the United States, when Harry made headlines in Las Vegas for all the wrong reasons, yet this time, the prince seems to be wearing the title of third in line to the British throne with much more decorum.

Despite that, you can still expect lots of screaming admirers at every event the prince attends.

For Manuel Bojorquez's full report, watch the video in the player above.

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