Harry saddles up for his first official visit to the States 2009: Prince Harry

Harry saddles up for his first official visit to the States

Prince Harry is set to take part in a charity polo match on his first royal tour of the U.S.

next month Prince Harry is set to spark scenes of hysteria when he undertakes his first official royal tour to the United States next month, it can be revealed. The 24-year-old is to visit New York to take part in a charity polo match as well as carrying out what aides describe as a series of 'poignant' engagements. Harry, who is one of the most popular members of the Royal Family, has a huge following in America. Stories of his exploits and romantic entanglements frequently make the front pages of the country's best-selling magazines and newspapers. The country still views his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, with enormous adulation and recent visits by the Queen and, to a lesser extent, Prince Charles literally stopped traffic. However aides believe the prince's visit is likely to be one of the most highly-anticipated yet.

Harry has never been to the U.S. in an official capacity and when he visited Canada with his father in 1998 at the age of 13 was overshadowed by his elder brother, William, who had thousands of teenage girls screaming and fainting at the mere sight of him.

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