Just in time for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne — the second child, and only daughter, of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, eleventh in line to the throne — is coming across the Pond to visit Washington, D.C. in early November (9/5-7/2014).
Traveling with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence KCVO CB ADC(P), this will be her first visit to the United States since 1994.
After a quick stop at the Library of Congress to preside over a public opening ceremony of the Library’s new exhibition “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor” (which tells the story of the charter’s creation in England, reinterpretation through the centuries and emergence as an enduring document of constitutional law in the U.S.), she’ll pay formal respects to America’s veterans of foreign wars by placing a wreath before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She’ll also unveil a bronze memorial plaque for Americans in WWI awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military honor.
On the last day of her Capital visit, HRH The Princess Royal will present forty young Americans with the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, an award established by her father, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956, to honor self-developent in youth ages 14-24.