Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Head Shots (Royal Version)

Waiting in North Philadelphia for His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty.

Head Shots (Royal Version)

Waiting in North Philadelphia for Prince Edward (offically, His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty... and seventh in the line of succession to the British Throne) to arrive for luncheon and ceremonial tree planting at Girard College, during his two-day visit to Philadelphia last week.

So call this one a royal-in-waiting version, in the series "spanning the tri-state region to bring you the constant variety of headshots..."

The sculpure, The Spirit of Girard, by Bruno Lucchesi, is outside Founders Hall at the boarding school. It was dedicated in 2000 on the 250th anniversary of the birth of founder Stephen Girard. Click here for more pictures of the Prince's visit

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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Tom Gralish is a general assignment photographer at The Inquirer, concentrating on local news and self-generated feature photos.

He has been at the paper since 1983, photographing everything from revolution in the Philippines to George W. Bush’s road to the White House to homeless people living on the street right outside his newspaper's front door. For his photo essay on Philadelphia’s homeless, he was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

His weekly newspaper column, "Scene Through the Lens," takes a look at Philadelphia's urban landscape.

Gralish, along with Inquirer colleague and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Vitez, spent a year visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art to capture the stories and photos of "Rocky runners" who come from all over the world to climb the steps - just as Sylvester Stallone did in the Academy Award winning film, Rocky. Their book, Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America’s Most Famous Steps, was published in November 2006.

Reach Tom at tgralish@phillynews.com.

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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