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May 9, 2007

President Hrabowski Dines with Queen Elizabeth II at British Embassy

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BALTIMORE – UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski was a guest of Queen Elizabeth II during a formal dinner at the British Embassy on May 8, 2007. He joined President Bush, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and U.S. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), John Warner (R-Va.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

President Hrabowski had the honor of being seated at the Queen’s table.

“This was such an honor, such an historic moment,” President Hrabowski said. “It was an honor to have the chance to talk to the President and represent UMBC and our state with Governor O’Malley.”

While dining with Queen Elizabeth, President Hrabowski answered questions she posed about American culture and issues in education.

Also seated at the table was President Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan, who, at age 7, had received a book from the Queen when she visited the United States in 1957.

President Hrabowski and his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Hrabowski, vice president and director of community relations at T. Rowe Price, have been guests at the home of British Ambassador Sir David Manning on several occasions in recent years.

Also among the guests at the dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth was New York Times columnist and best-selling author Thomas A. Friedman.

Posted by mlurie at May 9, 2007 10:58 AM