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Prince Charles paid a visit to the College of William and Mary in May of 1981. During this visit, he made a quick detour and visited parts of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, including the Capitol and the Governor's Palace. Here, he is seen…

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Given a moment of free time during their visit to Williamsburg, the Lord Mayor of London (Denys Lowson) and his wife (Patricia Lowson) chose to visit Jamestown Island on September 4, 1951. Here, they can be seen posing with the statue of Pocahontas.…

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Mrs. Wattles posing with a group affiliated with the Austrian United Nations Organization in front of the Capitol, 1949.

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Lassie rides in a carriage during her May 1966 tour to Williamsburg. She and her CBS film crew came to film the outdoor scenes of the third episode of "Lassie the Voyager." In this episode, she is put on trial for being a stray dog and is defended…

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Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Basil Brooke, and his wife, Lady Brooke, toured Colonial Williamsburg on April 23, 1950. Here they can be seen on their tour of the Capitol . Behind them can be seen the Peale portrait of George Washington.

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Deborah Bryant (or Miss America 1966) toured Williamsburg on April 7th, 1966. During her visit, she met with the twenty local contestants for the Miss Williamsburg pageant. Her tour of the historic area began with a photo op at the Governors Palace…

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Patricia Lowson, Lady Mayoress of London, accompanied her husband Denys Lowson on his September 1951 tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Patricia was known for her energy and her interests that ranged from interior decorating to model trains. With her…

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Sir Winston Churchill's first visit to Colonial Williamsburg occurred after World War II and he was accompanied on his 1946 tour by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. After touring the College of William and Mary's historic Wren building, the group…

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Her Majesty Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of England, departing the Governor's Palace during her visit to Colonial Williamsburg in November 1954.

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Her Majesty Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of Great Britain, greets officials outside the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, Virginia, November 1954.

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Her Majesty Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of Great Britain, leaving the Williamsburg Inn with Winthrop Rockefeller to start her official visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

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Her Majesty Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Great Britain, leaving the Courthouse of 1770 with Winthrop Rockefeller during her official visit. Carlisle Humelsine stands behind Mr. Rockefeller.

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Her Majesty Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Great Britain, arrives back at the Williamsburg Inn after a tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Winthrop Rockefeller, who served as her tour guide, is seated in the front seat of the automobile.

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Her Majesty Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Great Britain, being escorted around Colonial Williamsburg by Winthrop Rockefeller during her official visit.

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Her Majesty Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Great Britain, in the doorway of the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop in Colonial Williamsburg. Winthrop Rockefeller is turned towards her as she exits the building.

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Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain riding in a car with Virginia Governor Thomas Stanley during her visit to the Williamsburg, Virginia area in 1957. The Queen and the governor participated in the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the…

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Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (second from left) laughs during his 1984 visit to the John Greenhow Store in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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Walter Cronkite visited Colonial Williamsburg during the 1967 Prelude to Independence event. Mr. Cronkite was one of many notable guests at the 1967 Prelude to Independence, which ran from May 15 to July 4. The main celebration occurred on May 27,…

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As part of an official state visit to the United States, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (center) visited Colonial Williamsburg in March of 1966. Here, she is pictured exiting a building in the Historic Area. Prime Minister Gandhi would later…

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Acclaimed American poet Robert Frost enjoys a beverage in Chowing's Tavern on December 5, 1941. Frost had come to Williamsburg for a meeting of the College of William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa society. At this particular meeting, Frost read several…