Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: Prince Harry in New Jersey Today

It seems like ages ago I posted about Hurricane Sandy and all the devastation it caused here, and I thought it would be nice to follow up with this piece about Prince Harry visiting the New Jersey shore today and checking out how people there have rebuilt their lives since last October. We're still cleaning up here, in New Hope, Bucks County, which is about fifty miles from the shore, from the high winds that took down so many huge trees.

"He is so cute. He came in with that white shirt and red hair, and he just exceeded all my expectations," said Brianna Marchal, 19, of Manahawkin, during his second stop. "The crowd literally grew three inches when he came by because everyone was on their tip toes, trying to get a picture. We had four devices going at the same time, trying to get pictures of him."

He seems to capture the emotions in people few other royals are capable of doing, in a way that reminds me of Princess Diana. And I think he would still capture those same emotions even if he wasn't a prince.

But most of all he made them feel good. These people were devastated and they are still working to rebuild their lives.

"We appreciate Harry showing care and support during such a difficult time for our family and community," said her aunt, Becky Guenther.

You can read more here.

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