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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 October 2005, 19:47 GMT 20:47 UK
Whirlwind US tour for Royal pair
Camilla and Charles
It will be the couple's first joint official overseas tour
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit New York, Washington and San Francisco during their first joint overseas tour.

During the November visit, the couple will inaugurate a new memorial garden for the British victims of the 11 September attacks.

In Washington they will lunch and dine with President George Bush and attend a youth event at the United Nations.

They will also visit an organic farmers' market and a school.

Clarence House said the US trip was aimed at recognising "the importance of the relationship between the two countries and their common bonds and shared traditions".

It is also intended to "support key British government objectives in diplomacy, commerce, the environment and dialogue between faiths as well as commemorating shared sacrifices in war and peace time."

Other events on their itinerary include:

  • a reception at the Museum of Modern Art to meet Americans involved in the arts, business and politics.

  • laying a wreath at a new memorial to honour those who lost their lives in World War II.

  • attending a National Institutes of Health seminar intended to increase awareness of osteoporosis. Camilla is president of the National Osteoporosis Society in the UK.

  • Prince Charles will receive the Vincent Scully Prize for contribution to the public understanding of architecture and community planning.

  • meeting members of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley business community

The couple will not be staying at the White House, although details of where they will stay have not been released for security reasons.

Charles has already been interviewed for America's most-watched news programme - CBS's 60 Minutes - for a show to be screened during the visit.



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