Prince Harry will meet a team of British injured servicemen and women in Washington today who have taken part in a Paralympic-style event called the Warrior Games.
Harry has flown to the US capital to learn about their efforts and to receive a humanitarian prize for his charitable work supporting the UK's wounded military personnel.
The Warrior Games is an annual event hosted by the US Olympic Committee where wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans compete in Paralympic sporting events.
More than 200 competitors took part in the games last week and the UK squad competed in five sports - archery, cycling, swimming, track and field and sitting volleyball.
Members of the UK team, which was funded and supported by the charity Help For Heroes, and some of their American competitors will meet the prince this evening at the residence of Britain's Ambassador to America Sir Peter Westmacott.
After the meeting Harry will travel to a hotel to be presented with the Atlantic Council's 2012 award for distinguished humanitarian leadership and give an acceptance speech in the early hours of tomorrow.
The Atlantic Council is a body which promotes transatlantic co-operation and international security, and the prince will be following in the footsteps of U2 frontman Bono, who received the honour in 2010.
The 27-year-old royal is being recognised for his efforts championing Forces charities like Walking With The Wounded, ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Help For Heroes.
Harry has chosen to accept the award on behalf of himself and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, as William is also a committed supporter of Britain's Armed Forces, and through their Foundation both Princes tackle the issue of caring for disabled and wounded servicemen and women.