Friday, August 09, 2002
Prince Andrew to visit U.S. Grand Prix in Indy
The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS Prince Andrew will visit Indianapolis in September.
His royal highness, the duke of York, will be here during pre-U.S. Grand Prix festivities to speak to the British Motor Sports Industry Association Conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 42-year-old prince will be at the Speedway on Sept. 27 to tour the garage area, meet with Speedway President Tony George and promote interest in British automotive technology.
He's not expected to stay for the Formula One race Sept. 29, according to IMS Vice President Fred Nation.
Prince Andrew's former wife, Sarah Ferguson, has attended the Grand Prix in Indianapolis, but she is not an official member of the royal family.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the prince said, Indianapolis and its motor speedway is a venue with a tremendous history of its own, and with the huge British involvement, it is a great opportunity for the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States to be celebrated.
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