President Obama and Vice President Biden on Thursday will host Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, for a rare Oval Office meeting with British royalty. 

The royals’ four-day visit to the United States has been described as an opportunity to preserve historical and cultural links with the United Kingdom and promote collaboration on issues such as climate change and education. 

{mosads}On Wednesday, Charles and Camilla toured monuments on the National Mall as well as George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon.  

The couple stopped at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, where they met with the Rev. Jesse Jackson as well as Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.). They visited the Lincoln Memorial and the National Archives, where they viewed a copy of the Magna Carta. 

Charles and Camilla also attended a reception at the residence of the U.K.’s ambassador to the U.S.  on Wednesday night.

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