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Queen Elizabeth II Visits Historic Jamestowne
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II takes a tour of the James Fort archaeological site. Her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, views some of the recent artifact found inside the fort.
Queen Elizabeth II visited Historic Jamestowne on May 4, 2007, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in 1607. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh accompanied her on her trip. During this visit, the Queen saw the 1607 James Fort site discovered in 1996 and thousands of artifacts on display in the Archaearium at Historic Jamestowne. She also visited the Jamestown Memorial Church where dignitaries exchanged gifts. The Duke visited the vault and conservation lab while the Queen toured the Archaearium.
Queen Elizabeth II here outside the Jamestown Memorial Church and historic 17th century tower in 1957 during her first visit to Jamestown for the 350th anniversary.
The Queen accepts flowers from some well-wishers at Historic Jamestowne.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine accepts a chair made of Scottish Elm and Virginia Cherry presented by the Queen to the Commonwealth of Virginia.