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Prince Harry Makes Capitol Hill Swoon

Congressional staffers pack the halls for a glimpse of the red-headed royal.

1. Staffers on Capitol Hill abandoned their desks this afternoon to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry, who is visiting the United States this week.

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Chris Mickey

@CMickey67

Prince Harry is really messing up the local woman gravity field here in congress. #princeharry #DC


Chris Mickey

@CMickey67

If all the women on Capitol Hill were dust bunnies, #princeharry would be a Dyson Vacuum. Every woman is gone. Every. Single. One.


Lauren Greene

@lggreene1

Dear Prince Harry, you’re an hour late (still love ya, though!)

5. Then something horrible happened…


Max Foster

@MaxFosterCNN

Tragedy. (Female) staffers cleared out by police. Grumpy faces

There were more Prince Harry fans here earlier -- mostly young women who work at the Capitol -- but they were politely to clear out.

— hjacksonAP (@Henry C.J. Jackson)

Henry C.J. Jackson

@hjacksonAP

There were more Prince Harry fans here earlier — mostly young women who work at the Capitol — but they were politely to clear out.

The image of female Hill staffers being ushered away from Prince Harry and forced do things like, say, staff the principal, is delightful.

— robertcaruso (@Robert Caruso)

Robert Caruso

@robertcaruso

The image of female Hill staffers being ushered away from Prince Harry and forced do things like, say, staff the principal, is delightful.

8. But OF COURSE they returned.

A second level of #princeharry watchers here. Sorry, couldn't resist...

— hjacksonAP (@Henry C.J. Jackson)

Henry C.J. Jackson

@hjacksonAP

A second level of #princeharry watchers here. Sorry, couldn’t resist…

9. Some staffers even went outside the building.

Female hill staffers wait for Prince Harry #princeharryUSA

— AshleyCodianni (@Ashley Codianni)

Ashley Codianni

@AshleyCodianni

Female hill staffers wait for Prince Harry #princeharryUSA

High above the Russell Senate office building awaiting Prince Harry's arrival and the throng of screeching girls.

— ascritch (@andrew scritchfield)

andrew scritchfield

@ascritch

High above the Russell Senate office building awaiting Prince Harry’s arrival and the throng of screeching girls.

12. Capitol Police pushed people back, but they would not be stopped.

female US senate staff have least productive afternoon in history as they wait for Prince Harry arrival

— WalkerSkyNews (@Amanda Walker)

Amanda Walker

@WalkerSkyNews

female US senate staff have least productive afternoon in history as they wait for Prince Harry arrival

14. Update - 3:45 p.m.: Sen. John McCain exits the building to greet Prince Harry.

Senator McCain quips that he's "never seen such a crowd of young ladies" as are here to greet Prince Harry

— MattLaslo (@Matt Laslo)

Matt Laslo

@MattLaslo

Senator McCain quips that he’s “never seen such a crowd of young ladies” as are here to greet Prince Harry

16. UPDATE - 3:50 P.M.: Prince Harry arrives and all hell breaks lose.

you guys, the screams are never ending. guaranteed the Russell building has never seen anthing like this #PrinceHarryUSA

— RoyalReview (@Kelly Harrison)

Kelly Harrison

@RoyalReview

you guys, the screams are never ending. guaranteed the Russell building has never seen anthing like this #PrinceHarryUSA

Prince Harry with John McCain: (via @MattLaslo)

— MichelleFields (@Michelle Fields)

Michelle Fields

@MichelleFields

Prince Harry with John McCain: (via @MattLaslo)

Adoring roar echoes down to Russell Rotunda -- Prince Harry is here.

— kasie (@Kasie Hunt)

Kasie Hunt

@kasie

Adoring roar echoes down to Russell Rotunda — Prince Harry is here.

#royalty day in #DC #PrinceHarry and Senator #McCain

— phuffdaddy (@Priscilla Huff)

Priscilla Huff

@phuffdaddy

#royalty day in #DC #PrinceHarry and Senator #McCain

!!!!!!!!! #princeharryusa

— DCLion (@C M)

C M

@DCLion

!!!!!!!!! #princeharryusa

"look at all the girls here for you! pick one!" RT @hjacksonAP: #princeharry is here That's him with Sen. John McCain

— RoyalReview (@Kelly Harrison)

Kelly Harrison

@RoyalReview

“look at all the girls here for you! pick one!” RT @hjacksonAP: #princeharry is here That’s him with Sen. John McCain

Female staff squealing as Prince Harry comes within view when he leans in to examine exhibit #PrinceHarryUSA

— Julie_Eckert (@Julie Eckert)

Julie Eckert

@Julie_Eckert

Female staff squealing as Prince Harry comes within view when he leans in to examine exhibit #PrinceHarryUSA

Capitol staffers cheered as Prince Harry walked through the Russell Senate building.

— steffdaz (@Stefanie Dazio)

Stefanie Dazio

@steffdaz

Capitol staffers cheered as Prince Harry walked through the Russell Senate building.

24. Update - 4:00 p.m.: Prince Harry is touring a land mine detection exhibit on Capitol Hill with Sen. McCain.

Watch live as Prince Harry visits DC http://t.co/MBYHkPN6hQ

— BuzzFeedNews (@BuzzFeed News)

BuzzFeed News

@BuzzFeedNews

Watch live as Prince Harry visits DC http://t.co/MBYHkPN6hQ

Prince Harry and S John McCain being shown equipment used to detect land mines.

— WalkerSkyNews (@Amanda Walker)

Amanda Walker

@WalkerSkyNews

Prince Harry and S John McCain being shown equipment used to detect land mines.

26. And Capitol Hill rejoiced.

This is ridiculous: #princeharryusa

— ellievhall (@Ellie Hall)

Ellie Hall

@ellievhall

This is ridiculous: #princeharryusa

@tammydellinger Cries of "Harry, Harry"- it was like a One Direction concert #PrinceHarry #PrinceHarryUSA

— CamillaTominey (@Camilla Tominey)

Camilla Tominey

@CamillaTominey

@tammydellinger Cries of “Harry, Harry”- it was like a One Direction concert #PrinceHarry #PrinceHarryUSA

Prince Harry. And a Capitol police officer protecting said prince from moi. #PrinceHarryintheUSA

— LJ0hnson (@Liz Johnson)

Liz Johnson

@LJ0hnson

Prince Harry. And a Capitol police officer protecting said prince from moi. #PrinceHarryintheUSA

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31. But HRH Prince Harry maintained his royal composure.

One more. #harry

— kasie (@Kasie Hunt)

Kasie Hunt

@kasie

One more. #harry

#PrinceHarry at the US Senate to tour @theHALOTrust photo exhibit - #PrinceHarryUSA

— UKinUSA (@British Embassy)

British Embassy

@UKinUSA

#PrinceHarry at the US Senate to tour @theHALOTrust photo exhibit - #PrinceHarryUSA

33. Sadly, all good things must come to an end.

One more of Prince Harry & @SenJohnMcCain walking upstairs #princeharryusa #swoon

— LJ0hnson (@Liz Johnson)

Liz Johnson

@LJ0hnson

One more of Prince Harry & @SenJohnMcCain walking upstairs #princeharryusa #swoon

Senator McCain on Prince Harry media coverage: "I noticed a pro-ponderous amount of media coverage is of one gender" (that would be FEMALE)

— sarahmcourtney (@Sarah Courtney)

Sarah Courtney

@sarahmcourtney

Senator McCain on Prince Harry media coverage: “I noticed a pro-ponderous amount of media coverage is of one gender” (that would be FEMALE)

@SenJohnMcCain "He's gone, he's gone", joking to crowds waiting for #princeharryusa @BuzzFeedNews @RoyalReporter

— DCWifeSnake (@DCWifeSnake)

DCWifeSnake

@DCWifeSnake

@SenJohnMcCain “He’s gone, he’s gone”, joking to crowds waiting for #princeharryusa @BuzzFeedNews @RoyalReporter

And so, Prince Harry left. Hallways cleared. Female staffers returned to their lives, unfulfilled dreams of being a princess.

— MicahGrimes (@Micah Grimes)

Micah Grimes

@MicahGrimes

And so, Prince Harry left. Hallways cleared. Female staffers returned to their lives, unfulfilled dreams of being a princess.

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
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