Britain's Prince Charles arrived in the nation's capital Friday to have dinner with President Bush, tea with Vice President Dan Quayle and meetings with prominent Americans before flying to Florida for polo matches.

The 40-year-old prince landed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland aboard a Royal Air Force jet from New York, where he stayed Thursday. He was greeted by British embassy and State Department officials, including U.S. Ambassador-designate to Britain Henry Catto.He was then driven to the embassy for luncheon with a small group of Americans active in protecting the environment and other favorite causes of the future British king.

Bush and his wife, Barbara, invited the prince and British Ambassador Sir Antony Acland to a small, informal dinner party at Camp David, Md., where the Bushes will spend the weekend.

British officials said Prince Charles' concerns about the environment would likely figure in his conversation with Bush at Camp David.

Bush, who had met the prince during two previous royal visits in 1981 and 1985, was likely to listen sympathetically to his guest's views.

Prince Charles attended a private dinner Thursday in Manhattan and spent the night at the residence of British consul-general Gordon Jewkes. After Saturday's polo matches in Florida, he travels to St. Lucia in the Caribbean and to Venezuela.