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Prince Charles and Camilla coming to Louisville March 20th

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Britain's Prince Charles and his wife are coming to Louisville next month.

The announcement came early Friday morning on Twitter that Charles and Camilla will wrap up a four day visit to the U. S. in Louisville on March 20th.  They are scheduled to highlight work being done in our city to promote clean air and food literacy.

The Prince of Wales is scheduled to give the keynote speech in Louisville at a symposium on health and the environment.  The Duchess of Cornwall will visit a food literacy project for young people at a local farm.

The Prince and Duchess are coming to the U. S. March 17-20 to mark historical events including the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the death of President Abraham Lincoln.

The Royal Highnesses will also visit Washington, D.C. with a stop planned at the Armed Forces Retirement Home and visits with veterans from  the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. 

Charles and Camilla will also visit President George Washington's home at Mount Vernon to highlight the history between the U. S. and Britain. They will also tour the  National Archives to view the Magna Carta, which inspired writers of the U. S. Constitution.

To read the official Prince of Wales release about the U. S. trip  CLICK HERE.

The last time a royal was in Louisville was when Queen Elizabeth II attended the 2007 Kentucky Derby.

Prince Charles is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and is the heir to the throne.  He married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, and she became known as HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.  Charles is the father of Princes William and Harry. 

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is married to Catherine "Kate" Middleton, the Duchess Cambridge. He is second line line to the throne followed by his son, Prince George, who turns 2 on July 22nd. Duchess Kate is pregnant and expecting a second child in the summer of 2015.

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