Friday, October 20, 2017

Queen spends last day of state visit in DC

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 October 20, 1957

Queen Elizabeth II "ended her four-day state visit at the White House" with the statement: "It's been wonderful.   First Lady Mrs. Eisenhower told the Queen and Prince Philip, "It's been great fun having you," as the royal couple left the White House for a dinner at the Australian Embassy, reports the New York Times. 

Prince Philip smiled, and said "Come with us."

After dinner at the Embassy, the couple took the train to New York City, pulling out of Union Station at 11:31 p.m.

In the morning the President and Mrs. Eisenhower accompanied the Queen and Prince Philip to two church services, first at the National Cathedral and then at the National Presbyterian Church.

In the afternoon, the royal couple traveled to Middleburg, VA,, where they "inspected thoroughbred  yearling horses.  The owners and trainers were guests at a "small private tea"  with the Queen and Prince Philip at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon.  Mr. Mellon is the son of the late Andrew Mellon, who served for a time as Ambassador to the Court of St. James.

Here are scenes from Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to the United States.
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