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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell escorted the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall around the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the royal couple’s visit to Washington, D.C.

"It was an honor to meet the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and to escort them as they visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Earlier this month our nation celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches, and Dr. King was an instrumental part of the ongoing struggle for equal rights. 

"The civil rights movement was a defining point in our nation’s history. Dr. King was a visionary whose leadership helped our nation shed its dark past and move towards a brighter future. I am pleased that Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were able to visit the King Memorial during their royal visit." 

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. John Lewis, Harry Johnson, Sr., (President and CEO of the Memorial Foundation), and Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr. (Executive Architect of the MLK Memorial) also served as royal guides.