Prince Charles heads to the United States

May 3, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- The death of Osama bin Laden hasn't caused any change in the Prince of Wales' scheduled visit to Washington this week, Clarence House said.

Prince Charles was to leave England for a two-day official visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama, the Daily Telegraph reported.

A spokesman for Clarence House, the official residence of the prince, said the trip has three major themes: environmental sustainability, cooperation between U.S. and U.K. forces and education.

In addition to a meeting with Obama, Prince Charles will visit the U.S. Supreme Court to celebrate the Marshall Scholarships that were established in 1953 for Americans to study in Britain.

He will also tour a "common good" city farm in Washington.

Prince Charles is traveling to the United States on a private jet belonging to U.S. financier Joe Allbritton, a move that will save the British taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

Allbritton is a corporate supporter of the prince's charities and attended the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton last week.

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