Prince Charles, Camilla in US capital; will meet with Obama

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Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington on Tuesday for a four-day U.S. goodwill visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama, the British Embassy said. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are seeking to boost Britain's partnership with the United States in such areas as climate change and encouraging corporate social responsibility, the embassy said.
Britain’s Prince Charles greets guests at a reception for him and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall speaks with guests at a reception for her and Britain’s Prince Charles at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, left, accompanies Britain’s Prince Charles, right, to a reception as he and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, top left, and his wife Lady Westmacott, bottom left, accompany Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to a reception as they arrive at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, left, and his wife Lady Westmacott, center, speak with Britain’s Prince Charles, right, as he greets guests at a reception for him and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, center, accompanies Britain’s Prince Charles, right, to a reception as he and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Britain’s Prince Charles, second from left, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, left, arrive after being greeted by British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, right, at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, left, accompanies Britain’s Prince Charles, right, to a reception as he and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, left, greets Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, right, as she arrives with Britain’s Prince Charles, top right, for a reception at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for a reception at the British Ambassador's residence on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Washington. The royal couple will visit cultural and educational sites in the Washington region over the next three days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Britain's Prince Charles, right, and the Duchess of Cornwall, are greeted by U.S. Deputy Chief of Protocol Mark Walsh, left, as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The couple is scheduled to visit cultural and educational sites over the next three days. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Britain's Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The couple is scheduled to visit cultural and educational sites over the next three days. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 17, 2015 for a four-day visit to the US. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AP) -- Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which they plan to visit cultural and educational sites before heading to Kentucky.

The royal couple landed at Andrews Air Force Base, where they shook hands with U.S. and British officials as they squinted in the setting sun and strong winds. Prince Charles wore a blue suit and Camilla had on a coat and dress that appeared to be ivory or dove gray.

The couple did not speak to assembled members of the news media and went directly to a reception at the home of British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and his wife, Lady Susie Westmacott. There they headed to the embassy's ornate living area, and were too busy shaking hands and chatting with Embassy staffers to take part in the hors d'oeuvres that were served.

They were expected to have a private dinner afterward.

Before the royal couple arrived, Sir Peter Westmacott said in a statement that during their visit, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will promote democratic values and environmental preservation, and perform an "essential role" in keeping the trans-Atlantic relationship "special."

The couple are expected to visit cultural and educational sites in Washington over the next three days, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Mount Vernon, the National Archives and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Prince Charles last visited the U.S. in 2011. As he did then, he's scheduled to meet this week with President Barack Obama.

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