Someone ring all of the bells (and call Sarah Palin)! The British are coming! The British are coming! Well, OK, they aren’t, but one of their princes is.
Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, Edward, will be speaking at a reception in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh Award winners at the Capitol on June 20. The award recognizes the achievements of several young people who excel at “physical fitness, community service, adventurous journey and special skills.” (An adventurous journey award?! We want it so badly.)
The prince will be joined at the event by Mississippi GOP Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, the Senate’s resident Shakespeare enthusiast. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will be there as well.
Recently crowned Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan is also slated to attend. HOH assumes this is because she’s the only American forced to wear a crown daily. Therefore, she and the prince will have much to discuss about how “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown” and other royal troubles.
Back in May, Prince Edward’s older brother Charles, father to newlywed William and rebel Harry, also visited the District.
Two English princes will visit our fair city in as many months? If we didn’t know better, we’d swear they were trying to politely invade, but first they have to answer we these questions three!
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.