Presented by Monmouth Timeline to support education and research into our rich and colorful regional history.

Search The Timeline

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England

On June 10, 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England visited Monmouth County as part of a visit to the U.S., the first by any English monarch in history. The Royals began their trip in Washington D.C., then the royal couple took a train to Red Bank, and from there a motorcade to Sandy Hook, and then a boat across the harbor to New York to visit the World’s Fair. Newspaper accounts of the day said 200,000 people lined the route of the motorcade through Monmouth County.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/1976/04/17/archives/red-bank-hopes-to-recreate-royal-visit.html

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top