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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

President Obama will host Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday, March 19.  The Vice President will join the meeting.  The Prince and The Duchess will visit the United States March 17-20 to engage in activities to promote the United Kingdom’s partnership with the United States in such key areas as combatting climate change, creating opportunities for youth, encouraging corporate social responsibility, and preserving historical and cultural links.  While in Washington, The Prince and The Duchess will also visit Mt. Vernon, the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and the National Archives, where The Prince will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.  This visit underscores the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom