Royal Visit

May 4
4:21pm

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) _ Queen Elizabeth has gotten a hands-on
history lesson of what life was like in America for the first permanent English settlers.

She strolled through a replica of a fortress -- then saw the remains of the actual structure at the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia.

The queen was flanked by Vice President Cheney and the governor
of Virginia.

She smiled as she touched a gloved hand to a 17Th century breastplate. At the James River, she was met by the replicas of the
three ships that the settlers arrived in. A cannon was fired from
one of the ships in tribute to her.

In his welcoming remarks, Cheney noted the queen's last visit to
Jamestown 50 years ago. And he said, ``Half a century has done
nothing to diminish the respect and affection this country holds
for you.''

The queen is expected to visit the College of William and Mary
before heading to Louisville, Kentucky to watch tomorrow's Kentucky
Derby.


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