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Royalty, TV aliens part of British invasion of D.C.

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,TV,Alicia M. Cohn,United Kingdom

Daleks from "Doctor Who" invaded Embassy Row on Saturday, another British invasion just a day after Prince Harry visited.

The rain didn't keep the crowds away from this year's EU Open House, where embassies ranging from Italy to Belgium opened their gates and gave away free tote bags to visitors who stopped by displays of their country's memorable cultural and business exports. (The British embassy's alien visitor appeared to be domesticated; Yeas & Nays did not witness anyone exterminated during our visit.)

Great Britain's visiting prince had moved on to Colorado Springs by Saturday, where he attended the 2013 Warrior Games. Before leaving town, he visited Arlington National Cemetery and Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday.

He wasn't the only royalty in town last week, either. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, also on a U.S. tour, were spotted on Capitol Hill on Friday for a meeting with the Swedish Congressional Caucus and attended a Washington Ballet performance at the Kennedy Center that evening.

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