May 06, 2007

The queen, who first visited America's first permanent English settlement 50 years ago, returned last week for the commemoration of Jamestown's 400th anniversary and praised the two countries' continuing "special relationship" and the cultural changes that have occurred in both through her long reign.

?The melting-pot metaphor captures one of the great strengths of your country and is an inspiration to others around the world as we face the continuing social challenges ahead.?

Queen Elizabeth II

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