(CBS News) Prince Harry is continuing his weeklong visit to the U.S. with a stop in Colorado.
His first stop in the Rocky Mountain State was a reception in Denver Friday night. He mingled with business executives, students and soldiers, as well as a local hero, Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin.
“It was an honor to be here and to meet his royal highness,” said Franklin. “He’s a truly amazing guy and doing wonderful things and I can’t wait to be in the ceremonies with him tomorrow for the Warrior Games.”
She’s not the only athlete he’ll meet; the prince is scheduled to cheer on wounded British and American soldiers competing in this year’s Warrior Games.
The Warrior Games is a competition for wounded service members. Prince Harry will be at this morning’s opening ceremonies, which take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center with 260 servicemen and women. Thirty-five of those are from the British armed forces.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Mitchell Kieffer is participating. He suffered severe spine and brain injuries after in IED attack two years ago in Iraq. His daughters are excited about seeing the prince. He’s excited about what it means for his fellow servicemen and 목포출장안마 women.
“The fact that he’s bringing a lot of notoriety to a lot of these athletes, it’s- it is pretty special that he’s doing that,” said Kieffer.
Prince Harry visits wounded service members at Walter Reed