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"We appreciate Harry showing care and support during such a difficult time for our family and community," said her aunt, Becky Guenther.
Christie posted on his Twitter account that he greeted Harry in Sea Girt, where the prince arrived by helicopter, "the best way I know how; with his own Royal Fleece." Christie wore a blue fleece jacket everywhere he went in the weeks after Sandy.
The prince spent about a half hour each in the two shore towns.
Along the route, signs were posted welcoming Harry, including one on a laundry basket attached to a pole. As the motorcade passed Lavalette Elementary School, dozens of schoolchildren stood on the front sidewalk, waving American and British flags.
From Seaside Heights, the prince was headed to New York City to promote British trade and tourism and a community baseball program.
New Jersey sustained about $37 billion worth of damage from the storm. Mantoloking and Seaside Heights took the worst pummeling by Sandy’s storm surge. About 360,000 homes or apartment units in New Jersey were damaged by the storm.
In New York, the prince will attend an afternoon event promoting British trade. He’s then due to throw a pitch to promote a community baseball program involving a new partnership with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The foundation bills itself as the culmination of the charity lives of Prince Harry and his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate.
On Tuesday evening, the prince is the honored guest at a Manhattan fundraiser for the foundation.
Before leaving the country, Prince Harry travels Wednesday to Greenwich, Conn., to captain a polo team as part of the Sentebale Polo Cup.
The prince began a weeklong visit to the U.S. on May 9.
Associated Press Writer Wayne Parry contributed to this report.
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