Britain's Prince Harry visits Arlington Cemetery Virginia

Friday 10 May 2013 20.24
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Prince Harry visits Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Prince Harry visits Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Prince Harry wearing his British Army ceremonial uniform of the Blues and Royals
Prince Harry wearing his British Army ceremonial uniform of the Blues and Royals
Fans take pictures with their smartphones as they wait for Prince Harry to arrive during the second day of his visit
Fans take pictures with their smartphones as they wait for Prince Harry to arrive during the second day of his visit

Britain's Prince Harry honoured America's war dead by laying floral tributes at a national cemetery commemorating the country's fallen heroes.

The British prince visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington to pay his respects to servicemen and women who fought and died for the US.

In contrast to the screaming young women who greeted the Prince when he arrived in Washington for the start of his seven-day tour, there was a dignified silence throughout the cemetery.

The British prince Harry paid his respects at the grave of former President Kennedy, who was assassinated almost 50 years ago in November 1963, leaving a bouquet of flowers.

The Prince, 28, knelt on one knee and placed the blooms on the tombstone, which lies next to an eternal flame, then stood to attention, bowed his head and paused for a moment in quiet reflection.

At the cemetery's Section 60 - where troops who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried - Harry laid a wreath.

A hand-written card read: "To my comrades in arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom, Captain Harry Wales."