05 February, 2007

Prince Charles in Philadelphia

On January 27, 2007, the great-great-great-great-great grandson of King George III gazes at the Liberty Bell. Made in England in 1751-1752, the bell displays an inscription that quotes Leviticus 25:10: And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. The inscription was intended to mark the 50th anniversary of William Penn's Charter of Privileges of 1701.

Not the first British royal to visit Philadelphia, the prince's mother Queen Elizabeth II visited for the 1976 Bicentennial and his great-great grandfather King Edward VII visited in 1860 when he was the 18-year-old Prince of Wales.


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