Prince Harry visits firefighters after riots

Britain is still trying to come to terms with what happened last week.

Of the more than 3,000 people arrested for alleged involvement in the riots and looting which swept the nation's big cities, more than 1,000 have been now been charged in London alone.

Photos: Riots in the U.K.

While most of the people detained come from disadvantaged areas and backgrounds, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports the aftermath has now drawn in some of those at the very top of British society; the royals themselves.

Prince Harry is the latest member of the royal family to step out in public and show he feel's the nation's post-riot pain. He visited the fire crews who were on duty during the disturbances in the greater Manchester area, in northern England.

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The rioting migrated north after a couple nights of mayhem in London neighborhoods, and it got ugly up north, too.

Harry has become increasingly involved in charities and other good causes after his teenage years, which were marked with his own occasional bouts of youthful misbehavior - none of which approached looting or arson.

His days of stumbling haphazardly out of bars at two in the morning in a questionable state of mind are long gone, and those antics have been replaced by working closely with charities that help injured servicemen and their families.

Photos: Prince Harry honors wounded troops
Photos: Prince Harry's charity

Harry's father Prince Charles and his step mother Camilla have visited some of the areas which were torn apart in London.

Charles' charity, the Prince's Trust, has a history of funding inner-city youth projects, and he has famously strong views on the causes of violent gang culture.

"Half the problem is that people join gangs because it's a cry for help," Charles has said. "They're looking for a framework, a sense of belonging and meaning."

Prince Harry has yet to voice much opinion on the underlying causes of the riots in Britain.

The court's, meanwhile, have been trying to set an example in the sentences doled out for rioting and looting offenses.

Two young men were given four-year prison terms for trying to use a social networking site to organize a riot - which never even materialized.

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The police, who were also monitoring Facebook accounts as the violent outbursts continued, got there first.

The severe sentences have become controversial, and some analysts say the courts may now get clogged up with legal appeals.