Friday, October 30, 2015

British royals in the USA

Yes, there was a lot of media focused on Prince Harry's lightning visit to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, accompanied by the First Lady and Second Ladies, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, followed by a meeting with President Obama at the White House.   The Prince's final event was to take part in a planning meeting for the upcoming Invictus Games, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, in May 2016.

Prince Harry of Wales arrived Tuesday night at Dulles International Airport, and flew back home on Wednesday night.    His motorcade to and from Fort Belvoir passed right by my office!

The fifth in line to the British throne was not the only British royal in the United States this week.

The Duke of Gloucester  visited Greensboro, Alabama, on Thursday, visiting Habitat for Humanity.  “I’m interested in Habitat for Humanity which does work, as you know, all over the world. And also to see what it does here for providing housing for those who need it most,”  the Duke of Gloucester told reporters.

His next stop is New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Duke and his Danish-born wife are, in my opinion, the unsung heroes of the British royal family.  The Duchess was recently on an official visit to Bermuda.

The Princess Royal was the guest of honor at a lunch in Brooklyn on Thursday.  The luncheon was held to raise funds for the 250-year-old warship HMS Victory. On Wednesday night, the Princess had dinner at the home of the British Consul General.

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