Queen to visit Virginia May 3-4: Jamestown 400 and restored Capitol in Richmond





NORFOLK, Va. -- Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip will visit Virginia May 3-4 to help commemorate the founding of Jamestown 400 years ago...

They also will attend the Kentucky Derby on May 5, then spend time in Washington May 6-8...She also is expected to visit Virginia's current Capitol, in Richmond.

As two years and $99 million in renovations to the state's seat of government Thomas Jefferson designed 200 years ago near completion, a new urgency has taken hold amid whisperings of a major state visit...

The trip will be the queen's fourth state visit to the U.S. During her first visit, she went to Jamestown in October of 1957, the year of Jamestown's 350th anniversary...

The site of the settlers' original fort —- long thought to have eroded into the James River —- was discovered in the mid-1990s and archaeologists since have unearthed more than a million artifacts.


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