Royalty

Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan

God save her: Three days after America celebrated its independence from the British, Queen Elizabeth II will descend upon the Big Apple, her first visit in 34 years. The 84-year-old monarch, accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, will lay a wreath at ground zero and honor the victims of 2001's World Trade Center attacks. They’ll also visit the British Garden of Remembrance in nearby Hanover Square, to pay tribute to the 67 British citizens who died on that day. The queen will deliver her first address to the United Nations in more than 50 years, a speech that will include some of her own thoughts and insights, but will be composed by government officials. Her itinerary is ambitious, considering the queen will be in New York City for a total of five hours. The stopover follows her nine-day visit to Canada.