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Prince Harry gives football a shot

Prince Harry takes part in a cheerleading pyramid at the Air Force Academy.
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Prince Harry is known for letting his hair ( and sometimes his pants) down when he visits the U.S., and his most recent trip across the pond has been no different so far — though at least this time, he seems to be keeping his clothes on.

On Friday, England's most eligible Apache helicopter-flying bachelor attended a reception in Colorado, where he charmed the crowd and sang 'Happy Birthday' to American swimming star Missy Franklin, who turned 18 the same day:

Then on Sunday, Harry took his talents to the football field — but not the one he’s probably used to.

After jumping through a few hoops with the NCAA, Harry was able to visit the Air Force Academy, where football coach Troy Calhoun taught him the ropes of America’s game.

"The Prince was terrific," Calhoun told the media at the facility in Colorado Springs.

"You can tell he has great body coordination, he would be a natural football player. He is aggressive, he is strong, he is smart. I would love to sign him up to the Air Force Academy football team if I could.

"Honestly I was a little surprised how good he was. It's not an easy game to pick up, and a football is not a regular ball."

Unfortunately, NCAA rules prevented Falcons players from participating, but they didn’t stop Harry from joining a human pyramid with the Air Force cheerleaders and mascot

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