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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Queen Visits UN
For the first time in over 50 years, Queen Elizabeth II arrived (even in the scorching July sun) to address the General Assembly in New York on July 6. Her speech praised the achievements of the United Nations, but noted that much more remains to be done to combat global issues like terrorism and global warming. She also discussed the changes she has seen within the UN since the last time she made an appearance in 1957, “Much of it for the better, particularly in science and technology and in social attitudes." Despite the unbearable heat, she finished her Manhattan trip with a visit to a special garden at Ground Zero dedicated to the 67 British victims who died September 11. She was met by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg along with rescue workers and families of those who died. Although her total New York trip lasted less than 6 hours, this British Queen knows how to capture the hearts of an entire nation. She is also 84 years old but looking stylish as ever!