Prince Harry's visits to D.C. are beginning to seem like a rite of spring.

Britain's third heir returns to the U.S. on May 9 to 15, visiting Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. But the royal visit will begin in the District, where he'll visit Arlington National Cemetery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and attend a Capitol Hill exhibition about clearing land mines.

His Highness was also in town last May, accepting an award from the Atlantic Council. His royal face is a far more common sight stateside than that of his brother Prince William: Harry trained on Apache helicopters in Arizona in October 2011, and his hard partying last August in Las Vegas resulted in a naked photo scandal.

On his first return trip since then, the prince will focus on charity work and wounded warriors, with his Secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton emphasizing in a statement that the prince is "a soldier's soldier."