National Affairs: Welcome for a Prince

I reached the Prince and said, "In this class your name is Jimmy." There was no particular reason for Jimmy, except that it just happened to be one of my favorite names.

He replied promptly, "No. I am Prince."

"Yes," I agreed cordially. "You are Prince Akihito. That is your real name. But in this class you have an English name. In this class your name is Jimmy." I waited, a little breathless.

He smiled cheerfully, and the whole class beamed. I realized . . . that he had always been identified in his own mind...

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