November 22, 2019

20th century British royals in the U.S.A.

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Prince of Wales In USBy Chris Wild From Mashable

 

The royal family’s trips stateside over the past century

1920

Edward, prince of , making a speech in San Diego, California, during a royal visit to the U.S. A pair of magnavox horns help the large crowd to hear.

IMAGE: CENTRAL PRESS/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

460197306Prince William and Duchess Kate began a celebrated visit to the United States on Sunday. Their three-day plans include meeting with President Barack Obama, attending an NBA game with Beyonce and Jay Z, visiting charities and paying their respects to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in .

Their trip follows a long tradition of Royal Family visits stateside. Here, a brief history since 1920.

 

British Royalty. pic: circa 1920. HRH.Edward, Prince of Wales, left, pictured in a canoe while on a tour of North America. The Prince of Wales (1894-1972) was to become King Edward VIII for a short while in 1936 but abdicated due to his romance with Mrs.1920

His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales (left), in a canoe while on a tour of North America. The Prince of Wales (1894-1972) was to become King Edward VIII for a short while in 1936 but abdicated due to his romance with Mrs. Wallis Simpson.

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Royal Tour1939

King George VI (1895-1952) and (1900-2002) wave from the observation platform of their train as they leave the U.S.

IMAGE: HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

 

 

British Royalty, Royal Tour of the United States, pic: October 1957, Washington, USA, The motorcade taking HM, Queen Elizabeth along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House showing a warm welcome for the monarchOct. 1957

The motorcade taking Queen Elizabeth along Pennsylvania Avenue to the shows a warm welcome for the monarch.

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Royal Photograph1957

A group of eager photographers hoping to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II during her official visit to New York.

IMAGE: ERNST HAAS/ERNST HAAS/GETTY IMAGES

 

Oct. 1957British Royalty Royal Tour of the United States. pic: October 1957. Washington, USA. HM. Queen Elizabeth with the Duke of Edinburgh, right and escorted by US. Vice-President Richard Nixon, as they climb the Capitol steps for a reception and luncheon.

Queen Elizabeth with the Duke of Edinburgh (right), escorted by U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, as they climb the Capitol steps for a reception and luncheon.

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British Royalty, Royal Tour of the United States, pic: October 1957, Jamestown, Virginia, USA, HM, Queen Elizabeth strolling around the realistic replica of the original settlement at Jamestown, founded in 1707, is seen leaving the stockade as Pikemen andOct. 1957

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth strolling around the realistic replica of the original settlement at Jamestown, founded in 1707, is seen leaving the stockade as Pikemen and Virginia State Police look on.

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Oct. 1957Royal Procession

A crowd gathers to watch Queen Elizabeth II pass by during her official visit to New York.

IMAGE: ERNST HAAS/ERNST HAAS/GETTY IMAGES

 

British Royalty Royal Tour of the United States. pic: October 1957. New York, USA. HM. Queen Elizabeth enjoys a typical New York welcome with ticker tape as her car heads along Broadway to City Hall.Oct. 1957

Queen Elizabeth enjoys a typical New York welcome with ticker tape as her car heads along Broadway to City Hall.

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Oct. 195British Royalty, Royal Tour of the United States, pic: October 1957, New York, USA, HM, Queen Elizabeth with the Duke of Edinburgh is shown the view of the city from the 86 th floor of the Empire State Building7

Queen Elizabeth, with the Duke of Edinburgh, is shown the view of the city from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, in New York.

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Royal CoachNov. 1965

Princess Margaret (1930-2002) and Lord Snowdon travel on the famous cable car system during a visit to San Francisco, California.

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Feb. 1983Queen Elizabeth II visits Yosemite National Park during an o

Queen Elizabeth II visits Yosemite National Park during an official tour of the U.S.

IMAGE: TIM GRAHAM/GETTY IMAGES

 

Queen Elizabeth II visits the Rockwell Plant where space shuFeb. 1983

Queen Elizabeth II visits the Rockwell Plant in Downey, California, where American space shuttles were once developed.

IMAGE: TIM GRAHAM/GETTY IMAGES

 

 

VOYAGE DE CHARLES ET DIANA AUX ETATS UNIS1985

Actor John Travolta leads Princess Diana on the dance floor at the White House before President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

IMAGE: JEAN ATLAN/PARISMATCH/SCOOP

 

1988

Sarah At Uss NimitzSarah, duchess of York, on board the U.S.S. Nimitz in Los Angeles.

IMAGE: TIM GRAHAM/GETTY IMAGES

Dec. 9, 2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge look at a portion of the North Tower antenna during a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.

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