Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly visited New York City for the first time in 34 years! And it has been a brief visit.
The Monarch of the UK came to the Big Apple and stayed just several hours there. However, her itinerary was full with stops by Ground Zero and the United Nations.
The Queen addressed the U.N. with a formal speech lasting for eight minutes. It has been her first U.N. address since 1957. 84-year-old Elizabeth called the organization a real common good force, praising it in such a way.
Then she went over to Ground Zero and presented her regards to all those who was killed in 2001 during the World Trade Center bombings. 89-year-old Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, accompanied his wife during the whole trip. The royal couple also went to garden memorial situated in Hanover Square, monumentalizing the death of the British women and men in the 9/11 attacks.
This evanescent trip was not revealed to public. It has become known that Queen Elizabeth II also had a brief meeting with David Paterson, New York Gov., Christopher Christie, Gov. of New Jersey and Michael Bloomberg, New York City Mayor.