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MOUNT VERNON, VA - George Washington's Mount Vernon is pleased to welcome His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles today as they tour the estate during their visit to Washington, D.C.  

For Prince Charles, this visit represents a return trip to Mount Vernon. He previously visited 45 years ago, accompanied by his sister, Princess Anne, and the two daughters of then-President Richard Nixon. His 1970 visit, in which he also toured the Mansion and admired the New Room, is captured in a photograph on display at the estate today.

Despite rocky relations with the monarchy in Washington’s day, Mount Vernon has welcomed its share of British royalty over the years.  King Edward VII visited in 1860 while still known as Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, as a guest of President James Buchanan. 

Later royal visitors included Prince Arthur, son of Queen Victoria (1869), Princess Aribet, granddaughter of Queen Victoria (1900), Prince Albert (1900), Prince Louis of Battenberg (1905), King Edward VII (1919), King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth (1939), Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (1951 and 1991), Princess Margaret (1965), Prince Edward (2001), and Prince Andrew (2006), who presided over a ceremony at George Washington’s Distillery before it was reconstructed through the generous support of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

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