On Tuesday evening, the prince was the honored guest at a Midtown Manhattan fundraiser for the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Inside the Four Seasons Hotel New York on East 57th Street, the prince was all charm with the celebrities and others in attendance.
“Prince Harry if he was a character in a movie he would be like ‘Iron Man,’” said will.i.am, who attended the event. “He’s a dude in ‘Iron Man.’ He’s a party guy. He’s a technology guy. He comes from royalty, but he’s a real person.”
The foundation bills itself as the culmination of the charity lives of Prince Harry and his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate, CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported.
Earlier Tuesday, the prince, along with British Prime Minister David Cameron, stepped off a red double-decker bus before visiting Milk Studios in Chelsea as part of a campaign to promote England as a tourist destination and U.S. business partner.
With a view of the Hudson River from a ninth-floor penthouse, the prince and prime minister participated in a demonstration of 3-D computerized printing technology, including dolls that looked like the men.
Harry looked amused holding a likeness of himself in his British army regiment uniform, commenting on the detail of the beret and proclaiming the technology to be “cool.”
Later in the afternoon, he participated in baseball drills with Harlem RBI’s youth on the Field of Dreams on East 101st Street, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.
Neighbors such as David Ramos said they were thrilled to see him.
“Prince Harry is a wonderful person. He’s done so many wonderful things besides him and his family. I just think it’s great that he’s in a community that has come from such a poverty shape to what it is now, and Harlem RBI has done a very, very great job investing in the community,” Ramos said.
Sebastian Segura, an 18-year-old coach at Harlem RBI, said he couldn’t believe he was playing baseball with the prince.
“It was a humbling experience,” he said. “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Plenty of others were also thrilled by the experience.
“He’s very handsome and a lot better looking than his brother,” one onlooker in Harlem told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.
“He’s a very handsome man in person. I hope he finds my shoe, because I lost it,” another woman added.