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Prince Harry Proves A Hit With Michelle Obama & Hundreds Of Swooning Ladies On US Tour (PICTURES, VINE)

10/05/2013 09:41 BST | Updated 10/05/2013 10:05 BST

Teenage girls screamed and swooned and even First Lady Michelle Obama got a new hair-do to mark a visit from Britain’s finest export.

No, this is no One Direction trip over the pond. Rather, it’s the reaction to Prince Harry’s first visit back to the States since he was controversially photographed in the nude in Las Vegas last August.

The British royal is in the country to highlight the work of landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust.

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Ladies line up for a glimpse of Prince Harry at at the Russell Senate Office Building, where he toured an anti-landmine exhibition

The 28-year-old is following in the footsteps of his late mother Princess Diana, who also famously supported the organisation.

Hundreds of women gave the Prince a pop star’s reception when he arrived at Washington's Capitol Hill, the first stop of his seven day tour.

Yet according to the Press Association, so focused was the young royal on the task at hand, he “barely glanced at them”.

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The prince dropped into the White House for an event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama

Mrs Obama – complete with a brand new hairstyle – hosted a White House tea reception for US servicewomen and their children – introducing Harry to the cheering crowds with the words: “Well, surprise.”

Speaking about his dedication to the cause, the Prince said his late mother would have been “proud” of his work with Halo.

He added: “In her special way, she adopted it as her own.”

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'You could hear hearts breaking all over the room': Reactions to Harry's visit were largely favourable

Harry was later joined by former presidential candidate Senator John McCain who stepped in as a replacement for his wife Cindy, a leading US anti-landmine campaigner, after she was taken ill.

Despite Harry's lack of interest in his fans around 50 girls got close enough to him as he chatted to McCain.

CNN's Max Foster took in the scene:

One woman said: "You could hear hearts breaking all over the room when he left. He is so cute, better than I expected."

McCain said: "He was kind of embarrassed (by the screaming), I think a normal reaction.”

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