Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh meet with President Harry S. Truman in 1951
When Queen Elizabeth II acceded the throne in 1952 at 25 years old, Truman was the US president. However, the two first met when the Queen was only Princess Elizabeth in 1951.
While Queen Elizabeth's father, George VI, was in poor health, the future Queen stood in for him at public events, including one in Washington DC.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In office from January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
President Dwight Eisenhower with the Royal Family in September 1959
The Queen and Prince Philip stayed in the White House for four days in October 1957, marking the second time a British Monarch slept in the White House since her parents.
Eisenhower was the first president Queen Elizabeth met while Queen.
According to the National Archives, when Eisenhower visited the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle, he was so taken with the Queen's drop scone recipe she sent it to him later on.
John F. Kennedy
In office from January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in June 1961
Photograph in the collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
President Kennedy and the First Lady visited Buckingham Palace in June 1961 where they dined alongside Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Lyndon B. Johnson
In office from November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963
After Kennedy was assassinated, Vice President Johnson took the presidential office. Although it's unknown to historians why, Queen Elizabeth II never met Johnson.
However, the two corresponded on multiple occasions for birthdays, anniversaries, deaths, and more.
In office from January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
Queen Elizabeth II meets President Richard Nixon in 1970
In October 1970, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Edward Heath met with President Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon while they visited the UK.
In office from August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II dances with President Gerald Ford at the White House state dinner in 1976
White House Photograph Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library / Photographer: Ricardo Thomas
While visiting the US for the bicentennial of the American Revolution, President Ford and First Lady Betty Ford hosted a dinner for the Queen and Prince Philip in 1976.
In former First Lady Ford's memoirThe Times of My Life, she revealed the Queen was "easy to deal with" and "very definite about what she wanted and what she didn't want."
In office from January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter and Queen Elizabeth II
Jimmy Carter Library / White House Staff Photographers.
Following a NATO Ministerial Meeting in London, President Carter dinner alongside Queen Elizabeth II in May 1977.
Hearing of her passing on Thursday, former President Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter extended condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II.
In office from January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
Queen Elizabeth II and President Ronald Reagan at a dinner at Windsor Castle in June 1982
The Queen and President Reagan met several times while Reagan was in office.
While visiting the West Coast of the US in 1983, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip met with Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Famously, a large storm occurred as the Queen was visiting.
The Queen and Prince Philip also joined the Reagans' whilst they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary.
According to the Reagan Library, the president wrote in his diary, "it was a magic evening. The Queen & His Highness are really warm, likable people. Others came aboard after dinner for a reception & we spent the night on board.”
George H. W. Bush
In office from January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
Queen Elizabeth II with President George H. W. Bush in 1991
In May 1991, George H. W. Bush hosted Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the White House where they planted a little-leaf linden on the South Lawn to replace one fallen in a storm.
The original tree was planted in 1937 by Queen Elizabeth II's father, King George VI.
In office from January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton with Queen Elizabeth II in December 2000
President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton toured Buckingham Palace in November 1995 and December 2000.
In response to the Queen's death, the former President and First Lady released a statement sending "thoughts and prayers" to the Royal Family and reflecting fondly on their memories of the Queen.
George W. Bush
In office from January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
Queen Elizabeth II and President George W. Bush toast during a state dinner in May 2007
President Bush and Queen Elizabeth II met in May 2007 while the Queen was visiting Washington DC, Virginia, and Kentucky. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush hosted a white tie state dinner honoring the Queen and Prince Philip as well.
The Queen and Prince Philip stayed at the Blair House while visiting the US
The Bush's released a statement upon her death saying, "our world benefitted from her steady resolve, and we are grateful for her decades of service as sovereign."
In office from January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II during a state banquet in Buckingham Palace in May 2011
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met the Queen and Prince Philip numerous times throughout his presidency.
The Obamas first met the Queen during a trip to the UK in 2009, then in 2011 where they dinned at a state banquet together, and in 2016 shortly before Obama left office.
In light of her death, the former President and First Lady tweeted a statement saying they are "grateful to have witnessed Her Majesty’s dedicated leadership, and we are awed by her legacy of tireless, dignified public service."
In office from January 20, 2017 – January 20, 2021
Queen Elizabeth II meets with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at a state banquet in June 2019
During President Trump's time in office, he and First Lady Melania Trump met Queen Elizabeth II in 2018 and again in 2019.
On Truth Social, the former president said he and the former First Lady were "saddened to learn of the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II" and sent condolences to the Royal Family.
In office January 20, 2021 – present day
Queen Elizabeth II meets with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in June 2021.
Having first met the Queen in 1982 as a US Senator, the current President is the last US president to have met Queen Elizabeth II. Their last meeting occurred in June 2021 during a trip to the world leaders' summit in England.
The President and First Lady released a lengthy statement honoring the Queen's reign and legacy.
"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era," the statement read.
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