08 June 2011

Pic: The Queen of D.C.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik look fresh as peaches despite temperatures soaring to 98 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 37 degrees Celsius) in Washington, D.C. today. During their official visit to the U.S. Capitol, they took a moment for souvenir photos on with the national mall, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument as a backdrop. You definitely get to go places as a royal lady, but you might want to double check the weather forecast before opting to wear a jacket on a sweltering day.

Yesterday, Senator Ted Kennedy's widow Victoria showed Her Majesty around the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Margrethe also visited the Smithsonian, where she got to see First Lady Michelle Obama's famous inauguration gown.

Meanwhile, back across the pond, Queen Elizabeth II was speaking at the opening of the National Assembly in Wales. When you're the queen of so many lands, you're often asked to perform this kind of duty. Elizabeth has so many realms, you could probably make a full-time job just out of opening parliaments, assemblies, etc.

Denmark's Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik pose on the speaker's balcony on Capitol Hill in Washington June 8, 2011. REUTERS/ Yuri Gripas/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: ROYALS POLITICS)

Danish Queen Margrethe II (R) and Victoria Kennedy, widow of the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, view the exterior of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where the Royal Danish Ballet is performing, in Washington June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: ROYALS POLITICS SOCIETY)

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II smiles next to an exhibit displaying U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's inauguration ball gown during a visit at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History in Washington June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: ROYALS POLITICS)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks inside the Siambr (Chamber) during the opening of the fourth session of the National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd, in Cardiff, Wales June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Cardy/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY POLITICS)

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