Queen Elizabeth Hits New York

She'll stop at Ground Zero, the UN
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2010 6:43 AM CDT
Queen Elizabeth waves to the crowd as she leaves St.James Cathedral after attending a church service in Toronto on Sunday, July 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrien Veczan)

(Newser) – Queen Elizabeth will take a whirlwind tour of the Big Apple today, stopping by Ground Zero and the United Nations in her first visit to New York in 35 years. She’ll address the UN General Assembly, much as she did the first time she visited the city in 1957—just four years into her reign, and 12 into the UN’s existence, the New York Daily News reports.

After that she’ll visit the Hanover Square garden commemorating the 67 Brits who died in the 9/11 attacks. When it’s all said and done, the monarch expects to be back at Buckingham Palace by bed time. But in case you happen to run into her during her brief jaunt, the Daily News has some etiquette guidelines, like “don’t bow” and “don’t mention Princess Di.”

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