Queen Elizabeth II to visit Jamestown
Four centuries after English entrepreneurs claimed our Commonwealth in the name of her forebear, Queen Elizabeth II will attend the ceremonies commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement in May. Governor Tim Kaine broke the news yesterday in a press release."Our Jamestown 2007 events will be elevated by the prominence of Her Majesty," he wrote, "and we look forward to celebrating the deep historical and cultural connections between Virginia and the United Kingdom."
Of course, this is is not Her Majesty's first visit to Virginia. Many Charlottesvillians will recall that in 1976 the Queen helped commemorate America's bicentennial with a visit to our fair city. And long-memoried Chris Callahan of WINA radio reported this morning that she came to Virginia in 1957 for Jamestown's 350th anniversary.
No word yet on whether Her Royal Highness' May itinerary will include Charlottesville. "The details have not been released and we do not know the details," Kaine tells the Daily Progress' Bob Gibson.