Prince Harry to receive humanitarian award in Washington

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: Prince Harry arrives for a thanksgiving service for a thanksgiving service for the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret at St George's Chapel on March 30, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Chris Jackson

Prince Harry arrives for a thanksgiving service for a thanksgiving service for the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret on March 30, 2012, in Windsor, England.
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(CBS/AP) LONDON - Prince Harry is making another trip to the U.S.

The 27-year-old royal will travel to Washington next month to accept the Atlantic Council Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership.

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The honor recognizes his charitable works on behalf of wounded servicemen, officials said Monday.

St. James' Palace said Harry will also receive the award on behalf of his brother, Prince William, in recognition of their charitable foundation.

"Prince Harry will use the award to pay tribute to British and American veterans' charities for their achievements in helping to rehabilitate wounded servicemen and women and to reintegrate those who have served in the Armed Forces into civilian life," the palace said.

Harry, who is third in line for the British throne, has extensive military experience and is training as an Apache military pilot. Last year, he spent two months in California and Arizona for military training.

He has focused some of his charitable works on the needs of injured servicemen, and has worked with Walking with the Wounded, Help for Heroes and other charities.

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