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Queen arrives at UN with peace message [SLIDESHOW]

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UNITED NATIONS — Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at the United Nations where she’s expected to appeal for world unity and peace.

The 84-year-old British monarch last visited the United Nations in 1957.

The queen arrived in the United States on Tuesday at Kennedy Airport after visiting Canada.

After addressing the General Assembly and meeting with U.N. officials and diplomats, Elizabeth will visit the World Trade Center site, laying a wreath in tribute to the thousands who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, including 67 Britons.

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were greeted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Ali Abdessalam Treki and their wives.

SLIDESHOW: Queen Elizabeth’s prior visits to the U.S.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Elizabeth has landed in New York for the first time in almost 35 years.

The 84-year-old British monarch arrived Tuesday at Kennedy Airport after visiting Canada. She’s headed to the United Nations, where she’s expected to appeal for world unity and peace.

Elizabeth will then visit the World Trade Center site, laying a wreath in tribute to the thousands who died in the 9/11 attack, including 67 Britons.

The queen’s five-hour visit to New York ends Tuesday evening at nearby Hanover Square. There, she’ll open the British Garden of Remembrance and meet families of the British victims.

Traveling with Elizabeth is her husband, Prince Philip.