Scores of American women are love struck by
Britain's Prince Harry, who's currently visiting the United States,
and many princess-wannabes have taken to Twitter to express their
The ladies seem to have already forgotten the fratboy behaviour he exhibited last year when the prince was photographed naked in Las Vegas playing billiards.
That could be just what he's hoping for on the current visit: mending his public image after tarnishing it in Nevada's Sin City. And the hoards of women who have followed him thus far might just override those memories.
The young ladies turned out to watch the prince's every move as Harry, 28 and a captain in the British Army, aimed to show his serious side by honoring war veterans and touring the New Jersey shoreline still recovering from last year's Hurricane Sandy.
Harry will have to be on his best behaviour on Tuesday when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie accompanies him Tuesday on his visit to the shoreline.
"I'm going to be spending the entire day with Prince Harry, so believe me, nobody is going to get naked," Christie said in a recent radio show.
The high anticipation for the royal visit became obvious Thursday on Twitter when it was flooded by messages from women swooning over the prince and announcing their bids for becoming a future princess of Britain.
As Harry's plane landed in Washington, one woman tweeted: "Attention Ladies: Prince Harry is in DC this week. It's go time."
Another woman, Mary Bracarella, tweeted, "Prince Harry in the States? He's obviously come to claim me."
Then came the first stop of the prince's visit: Capitol Hill, where he met Senator John McCain, former presidential candidate, who showed him around an exhibit of photographs set up by the anti-landmine charity the Halo Trust.
Young female staffers lined up at least an hour before the prince arrived and cheered loudly when he got there.
Capitol Hill staffer Kirsten Hartman tweeted, "Prince Harry is making the rounds on Capitol Hill today. Someone tell my family I love them if I escape to England with him."
Pictures and comments about swooning staffers soon started circulating on the internet.
"Prince Harry is really messing up the local woman gravity field here in congress," one Twitter user, Chris Mickey tweeted.
"If all the women on Capitol Hill were dust bunnies, Prince Harry would be a Dyson vacuum. Every woman is gone. Every. Single. One," Mickey wrote in another tweet.
Camilla Tominey, royal editor for Sunday Express, tweeted, "Cries of 'Harry, Harry' - it was like a One Direction concert."
On a more cynical note, one Twitter user commented, "Senate workers screaming for Prince Harry - This can partly explain why so many bills may not pass."
Thursday was just the beginning of Harry's seven-day visit. He was due in Colorado over the weekend to watch a Paralympics-style competition for wounded soldiers and was to fly back to the East Coast for his stop in New Jersey. All along the way it seemed certain his devoted female admirers would follow his every step.
One woman tweeted, "Obsessed with the coverage of Prince Harry in the US. How does this devilish ginger scamp get more handsome by the day?"
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