The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will attend reception hosted by the United States Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, and his wife, Brooke Brown Barzun, at Winfield House, the Ambassador’s residence in London. The reception, which will be attended by Americans working and living in the UK, comes just a week before Their Royal Highnesses depart for a four day visit to the USA.
Among the guests at the event will be director Simon Curtis, broadcaster Bonne Greer, fashion designer Tom Ford, and actors Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth McGovern. Mcgovern, of course, is best known for her role as an American living in the English countryside on Downton Abbey.
Prince Charles and Camilla will visit the United States of America from the 17th to the 20th of March, where they will undertake a number of engagements to promote the partnership between the UK and the USA. Their visits will coincide with a number of major anniversaries in American history, including the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
In Washington, the royal couple will meet the President and Vice President at the White House, and pay a visit to the National Archives to look at the Charters of Freedom. In the duration of their visit, Charles and Camilla will also visit Mount Vernon, the home of the first President of the USA, George Washington.
On the last day of their visit, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, where The Prince will give a keynote address about the link between health and the natural environment. In the meanwhile, his wife will visit a food literacy project which offers young people an opportunity to experience life on a farm.
This will be a milestone 20th visit to the United States for The Prince of Wales, who has visited the country 19 times since 1970. His last visit to the USA was in May 2011, when he met President Obama at the White House. However, The Duchess of Cornwall has only paid two official visits to the USA – once in 2005, and once again in 2007.