Prince Harry set to make first formal visit to New York City 2009: Prince Harry

Prince Harry set to make first formal visit to New York City

Prince Harry He should expect nothing less than the royal treatment.

The 24-year-old son of and the late Princess Diana has a jam-packed 36-hour schedule that includes visiting veterans and a school, laying a wreath at Ground Zero and planting a tree at a British-designed park. "To have him visit us is lovely. It means a lot to everybody," said , president of the British Memorial Garden Trust. "It's a great honor." Parks Department workers were painting lampposts and pruning trees at the British Memorial Garden in Hanover Square in lower , where the prince will preside over a naming ceremony. Red-headed Harry, typically known for his hard-partying ways, will plant an tree at the park, which commemorates the 67 British victims of Sept. 11. The young man third in line for the throne will also visit the site and meet with four families who lost loved ones in the attacks.

"It's a privilege to be asked to be a part of it," said , whose husband died on Sept. 11, 2001. "I'll be pleased to show off the progress we're making."

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