Queen Elizabeth visits the Big Apple

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

NEW YORK CITY, NY (WFLX) - Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to arrive in New York at 2:30 p.m Tuesday.

The schedule for the queen's visit to New York City includes a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks and addresses to the United Nations.

The queen will spend five hours in the city. The 84-year-old monarch was 31 years old when she last addressed the U.N. in 1957. That was four years after she was crowned queen.

This time, she's expected to appeal for world unity and peace.

The queen also is scheduled to lay a wreath at Ground Zero to pay tribute to victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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