Party Prince In the City

HRH Prince Harry smiles as he helps plant a tree during an official naming of the British Garden at Hanover Square on May 29, 2009, in New York City.

HRH Prince Harry smiles as he helps plant a tree during an official naming of the British Garden at Hanover Square on May 29, 2009, in New York City.


Prince Harry, is known for his partying, but that may change with his first official visit to the U.S. today. The 24-year old Prince of Wales first stopped at Ground Zero to lay a wreath and was then whisked to nearby Hanover Square to officially name a British garden in honor of 67 Britons who died in the terrorist attacks.


John Farrell lives nearby and noticed recent renovations to the park, and stopped by to have a look. He's not much impressed with British royalty, but has to admit the changes are nice.


"I'd say it's a very tastefully done park, very beautiful, and I respect the British government for building it."

Cheryl Pawlowski is an insurance broker who stops at the park everyday and is impressed with the neighborhood's rich history and the previous royalty who have paid visits to the tulip and daffodil lined park.

"And now you have Prince Harry and it's nice to have a place where so many people for so many years have touched and been and sat, it's on going."

Prince Harry will also visit the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Manhattan before his polo match tomorrow in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island.