Continuing their private visit to Washington, Prince Charles and Princess Anne have been entertained by their hosts, President and Mrs.
Continuing their private visit to Washington, Prince Charles and Princess Anne have been entertained by their hosts, President and Mrs. Nixon.
On Friday evening (17 July) a dance was held in honour of the visitors. It took place on the South lawn of the White House and was attended by a large number of specially invited guests as well as the inevitable reporters and photographers. When he arrived at the dance Prince Charles was partnered by Tricia Nixon, daughter of t. American President, and Princess Anne was accompanied by Julie and David Eisenhower. Older members of the 550 guests watched the younger dancers from a balcony overlooking the lawn. Three dance orchestras provided the music for the function which President Nixon paid for himself. Princess Anne was among young people who continued dancing until half-past-two on Saturday morning.
On Saturday (18 July) Prince Charles was taken to the Pautuxet Wildlife Research Institute in Maryland. He had expressed a keen interest in wildlife research and asked many questions concerning projects at the Institute.
Later in the day both the Prince and Princess visited a baseball stadium to watch America's national sport. A senior fixture was in progress in hot conditions, and Prince Charles and Princess Anne spent several minutes in this atmosphere of sporting excitement before returning to the White House for the last evening of their American visit.