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Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla wow onlookers in U.S. visit

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 01:40

Royals captivate the Nation's Capital as they tour several historical sights including the Lincoln and Martin Luther King Memorials and Mt. Vernon on a busy first day of their four day goodwill visit to the United States. Rough Cut (No Reporter Narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, toured monuments and wowed Washington, D.C. tourists on Wednesday on the first full day of their four-day U.S. goodwill tour. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were swarmed by delighted tourists and school groups when they arrived to visit the white-columned Lincoln Memorial and worked the crowd with handshakes and hellos. The 66-year-old heir to the British throne and the duchess spent about 10 minutes inside the memorial as a guide explained aspects of Lincoln's statue and how schoolchildren memorize the addresses carved on the walls. After photos at the top of the steps overlooking the National Mall, the couple descended the stairs to cheers from onlookers. Charles and Camilla then visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Accompanied by civil rights figures the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and U.S. Representative John Lewis, the party paused briefly at one engraved quote from King that said: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. 1963" Later in the day the couple, made a trip to Mount Vernon, the Virginia home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. The visit is aimed at boosting Britain's partnership with the United States in such areas as climate change and encouraging corporate social responsibility.

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Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla wow onlookers in U.S. visit

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 01:40