Queen and Commonwealth: The 1957 Royal Visit to Virginia

Transcriptions of State Documents

Governor Stanley’s Farewell Remarks to Queen Elizabeth II

Your Majesty,

The memory of your visit to Virginia will long be cherished by the people of our Commonwealth and most especially by Mrs. Stanley and me.

Our hope that Your Majesty would recognize the unspoken invitation, on the occasion of our visit to Buckingham Palace, has been most graciously and most gratifyingly fulfilled.

No visitor to our shores has ever so quickly and completely captured all our hearts and claimed such willing admiration and respect.

Mrs. Stanley and I are deeply appreciative of your graciousness in receiving and greeting our grandchildren in whose memory you will always reign, The Queen.

With every good wish for your health, your happiness, and your continued success, and with highest regards to Prince Phillip.