SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia first lady Gayle Manchin was in Jefferson County on Monday, talking about her experience meeting Queen Elizabeth II and praising an after-school academic program started in Jefferson County 10 years ago.
The first lady and Gov. Joe Manchin were invited to the Williamsburg, Va., area when Queen Elizabeth II visited there Friday as part of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown.
Gayle Manchin said she and her husband were included in the festivities because West Virginia was once a part of Virginia.
Gayle Manchin said she and her husband were briefed on how to approach the queen, and their car had to be searched with dogs to make sure there was no threat to the queen.