Queen Elizabeth II will be here in Richmond Virginia on Thursday, May 3 and then she’ll head to Jamestown for the 400th anniversary. Here’s the details about the Virginia’s Royal Welcome event in downtown Richmond on May 3.
Interest in Her Majesty’s visit to Virginia has been extremely high and we encourage all Virginians to join us as we welcome The Queen to Virginia at Virginia’s Royal Welcome, where everyone will get to see The Queen.
Capitol Square provides a public venue to accommodate a large number of Virginians and will provide the best chance for people to see her. Everyone can see The Queen from the Capitol hillside and everyone can watch her entire visit and historic address to the General Assembly on large video screens in the Square.
The Queen’s visit to Richmond will feature a musical festival celebrating the state’s diverse musical heritage with live performances of authentic bluegrass, gospel, jazz and blues. The music will be a mix of legendary performers and up and coming young artists. Capitol grounds will open at 11:00 a.m. with musical performances from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. It is recommended that you arrive no later than 1 p.m. For a complete musical line-up and other event details, please visit our website at http://queensvisit.governor.virginia.gov/.
In celebration of the Queen’s Visit to Richmond, GRTC Transit System will be offering free shuttle service between the downtown area and two Park-N-Ride facilities. Buses will operate every 20 minutes from these Park-N-Ride locations.
Hours of Operation: 11:00am to 6:30pm
– University of Richmond Stadium Parking Park-N-Ride: This shuttle will drop off and pick up downtown on Marshall Street between 8th & 9th Street view map
– Cloverleaf Mall Park-N-Ride: This shuttle will drop off and pick up downtown on Broad Street between 10th & 11th Street. view map
For additional questions, please contact the GRTC Customer Service Center at (804) 358-GRTC (4782).
Our website, http://queensvisit.governor.virginia.gov/main.asp?pg=about&sub=protocol, has information on royal protocol.
Our website, http://queensvisit.governor.virginia.gov/main.asp?pg=event&sub=attend, has a list of permitted and prohibited items on the grounds.
We look forward to greeting you on May 3rd for Virginia’s Royal Welcome. For the most up to date information, please continue to check our website: http://queensvisit.governor.virginia.gov.