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British Royals Visit

The British Royal Family visited Philadelphia for the first time on Saturday. An article on cnn.com tells of long lines of fans waiting to see the family, and the shock of one spectator when the Dutchess of Cornwall actually offered her hand to the spectator. BBCnews.com also covered the event, which puts the trip into historical context. The last time a Royal visited Philadelphia was in 1860 when Edward VII toured the city.

The BBC News article includes a detail that CNN did not: The fact that the Royal couple was greeted in Philadelphia by "green protesters" who criticized Prince Charles for flying to America to pick up an environmental award.

In the end, the CNN article focuses more on "fans" reactions to meeting and seeing the Royals, rather than focusing on the purpose and context of the visit, like the BBC News article.

The articles can be found at:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/27/royal.visit.ap/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6306653.stm