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Monuments and Shakespeare for Charles and Camilla's US trip

Dan Francisco play God Save the Queen during their visit to Mount Vernon, Virginia. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall spent a busy first full day of their US trip visiting memorials to President Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jnr.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Lincoln Memorial. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

They arrived in Washington last night on a charted plane, and as the royal couple climbed the steps to Lincoln's memorial a well-wisher asked Charles how he was feeling. "Jet-lagged," the Prince of Wales responded.

Crowds gathered as Charles and Camilla visited the Lincoln Memorial. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

At King's nearby memorial they were joined by leading figures from the US civil rights movement Jessie Jackson and Congressman John Lewis, who helped organise the famous Selma march.

The Prince of Wales and civil rights leader Dr. Jesse Jackson. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

During a visit to Washington's National Archive museum, the Prince was shown a telegram sent by the US Embassy in London on behalf of a young Charles to the State Department in 1957.

The document asked for instructions about the type of fuel that was required for a toy car that the heir to the throne had been given.

Prince Charles looks at the Declaration of Independence. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Charles also marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta by examining a 1297 copy of the historic document and also saw the US Declaration of Independence.

The royal couple also took a trip around Mount Vernon, where they lay a wreath at the tomb of George Washington before signing the guest book.

They even had time to meet Bubba the lamb on their travels.

Camilla also visited the Shakespeare Theatre Company where she toured the theatre, meeting its staff and young performers.

Camilla meets Richard Thomas, Anthony Warlow and Michael Kahn. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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