Charles, Prince of Wales
The 28-year-old Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and Princess Margaret spent a full day touring Cleveland as a guest of E. Mandell deWindt, Chairman of Eaton Corporation. They stayed the night at Eaton House, 282 Corning Drive, on October 20, 1977. The stay incurred a high level of security including boats on Lake Erie.
The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Burke Lakefront Airport at 10:30 a.m. He then visited the Republic Steel Corporation district plant and the Cleveland Clinic. A luncheon was given by President Walter B. Waetjen and the trustees of Cleveland State University. Following the luncheon, the prince participated in the dedication of Cleveland State's new Cleveland Marshall Law Building at Euclid Avenue and East 18th Street.
A group of major northeastern Ohio industrialists with interests in the United Kingdom hosted a dinner for the prince at the Frederick C. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Following dinner, the prince attended a Cleveland Orchestra concert at Severance Hall with a reception following. The prince departed Cleveland from Burke Lakefront airport the next morning at 8:45 a.m.