Boardwalk diplomacy: Potential presidential candidate Christie doubles as Prince Harry’s tour guide

  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Britain's Prince Harry react as Taylor Cirigliano, 11, of Middletown, N.J. wins a prize playing the Ball Toss game on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Britain's Prince Harry react as Taylor Cirigliano, 11, of Middletown, N.J. wins a prize playing the Ball Toss game on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)
  • Britain's Prince Harry, right, walks with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Casino Pier during a tour of the area hit by Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. The prince toured the community's rebuilt boardwalk, which is about two-thirds complete. New Jersey sustained about $37 billion worth of damage from the storm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Britain's Prince Harry, right, walks with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Casino Pier during a tour of the area hit by Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. The prince toured the community's rebuilt boardwalk, which is about two-thirds complete. New Jersey sustained about $37 billion worth of damage from the storm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Britain's Prince Harry are greeted by a large crowd as they arrive on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk as they tour areas of Ocean County that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Britain's Prince Harry are greeted by a large crowd as they arrive on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk as they tour areas of Ocean County that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)
  • Britain's Prince Harry shakes hands with Mantoloking, N.J., residents as he and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie tour areas of Ocean County that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)

Britain's Prince Harry shakes hands with Mantoloking, N.J., residents as he and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie tour areas of Ocean County that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)
  • Dozens of students from Lavallette Elementary School line Route 35 as the motorcade of Britain's Prince Harry and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie heads south from Mantoloking to Seaside Heights, N.J., as they tour areas of Ocean County that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)Dozens of students from Lavallette Elementary School line Route 35 as the motorcade of Britain's Prince Harry and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie heads south from Mantoloking to Seaside Heights, N.J., as they tour areas of Ocean County that suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)
  • Britain's Prince Harry and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie talk during a visit to the area hit by Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Mantoloking, N.J. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)Britain's Prince Harry and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie talk during a visit to the area hit by Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Mantoloking, N.J. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Andrew Mills, Pool)

Chris Christie’s first foray into diplomacy has come at an unlikely place: the Jersey Shore boardwalk.

The New Jersey governor and rumored 2016 presidential candidate doubled as a tour guide this week as he showed Britain’s Prince Harry the damage done by Hurricane Sandy.

The budding bromance was documented by the Philadelphia Inquirer, with photos of the two prominent figures talking and laughing together and even playing carnival games on the waterfront.

Mr. Christie also presented his international guest with a sentimental gift: the blue fleece worn by the Republican governor during his handling of Sandy.

The unlikely duo — both sporting stylish shades — quickly became a Twitter sensation.

The Inquirer pointed out a tweet from Sage Peterson, a congressional intern, who said the Boardwalk stroll showed “the political love of my life and the actual love of my life hanging out.”

Seventeen-year-old Camilla Bowden, whose family lost their home during the devastating Hurricane, returned to the Jersey Shore to meet Prince Harry.

“He’s my future husband,” she said in The Daily Mail report.

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