Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Prince Harry Joins Christie to Tour Storm Damage (NEW YORK TIMES0

Gov. Chris Christie and Prince Harry talked to residents on Tuesday in Mantoloking, a New Jersey shore town devastated by Hurricane Sandy.


The governor of New Jersey and the English prince hold public positions that often demand they behave in accordance with a set of unwritten protocols – avoiding offense and playing nice even when their instincts might compel them to do otherwise.

And both Chris Christie, the 55th Governor of the Great State of New Jersey, and Henry Charles Albert David, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, have seemed to relish flouting those rules in the past.

So when word first spread that Mr. Christie would lead Prince Harry on a tour of areas along the Jersey Shore ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, the governor lightheartedly assured a worried caller to a radio show that he would keep the young royal out of trouble.

“If you trust me, all will be fine,” he said.

And on Tuesday, when the two men toured the devastated town of Mantoloking and the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, two places steamrollered by Hurricane Sandy last year, they succeeded in shining a spotlight on an area still struggling to recover.

“It’s the American spirit, isn’t it? Everyone getting together and making things right,” Prince Harry said as enthusiastic crowds lined the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. “It’s fantastic.”

READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/nyregion/prince-harry-joins-christie-to-tour-storm-damage.html

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