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In 1860, Queen Victoria's son, "Bertie," the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, was making a tour a Canada and indicated that he wanted to visit Chicago. So a hasty visit was arranged. It was decided that Chicago's Mayor, "Long John" Wentworth would have the honor of introducing the Prince to the members of the Chicago City Council. When the Prince arrived he was ushered into the Chicago assembly and the Mayor stepped up for the formalities. He rose, nodded to the visitor and said, "Prince, the boys. Boys, the Prince." The six foot six inch Mayor had little patience with protocols or formalities.