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Old Colorado City shop hoping Prince Harry stops by

By Jaclyn Rostie, Reporter, j.rostie@krdo.com
Published On: May 07 2013 05:28:40 PM CDT
Updated On: May 07 2013 06:28:34 PM CDT

Owners of British store sent request letter last month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Royal excitement is buzzing in Colorado Springs.  Prince Harry is set to arrive this weekend.  He is planning stops at the 2013 Warrior Games, Air Force Academy cycling competition and the Olympic Training Center.

One British store in Old Colorado City also hopes he will make time to stop by their store.  Owners of Willy's Emporium sent a letter to request his presence last month.

"We've written to Clarence House, but we have not had a reply," said co-owner Susan Holdman.

"We did invite him for a little downtime at the store.  Perhaps he can get a cup of tea ... and a bar of chocolate and relax," said her husband and co-owner Peter Holdman.

Inside their store, it's hard not to notice how much the Holdmans love the royal family.  They have a picture of Prince William and Kate and they have even named two of their dogs after the royal family. 

Their Chihuahua's are named Willy, Harry and Toby.  And if you are wondering, the name of their store is inspired by their dog, Willy.

The couple hasn't heard anything back about Prince Harry stopping by, but they are still hopeful.

In the meantime, they do plan on going to a couple of the public events Harry is planning on attending.

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