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Queen Elizabeth II to Mark Jamestown Anniversary

Britain's Queen Elizabeth will visit the United States in May to mark the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America.

This will be the second time the Queen and her husband Prince Philip tour Jamestown, in what is now the U.S. state of Virginia, having first come for the 350th anniversary shortly after her accession to the throne.

The royal couple will also head to the famed horse race the Kentucky Derby, an event as closely watched as England's Ascot for its sleek horses and fancy hats.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will end their American tour with a visit to Washington, D.C. where they will be hosted by President Bush and his wife, Laura at the White House.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.