Photos of Queen Elizabeth Meeting U.S. Presidents Through the Years

The queen rubbed elbows with 13 of the last 14 sitting presidents

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HARRY S. TRUMAN

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Though she wasn't yet queen, Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, met President Truman and his wife Bess in 1951 during a visit to Washington, D.C.

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DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

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Five years after her coronation, the young royal was back in Washington, D.C., for a 1957 state dinner at the White House with President Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie.

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JOHN F. KENNEDY

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Naturally, it was a glamorous affair when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcomed the Kennedys to Buckingham Palace in 1961 for a dinner.

The only president Queen Elizabeth didn't meet was Lyndon B. Johnson; the two would have crossed paths at President Kennedy's funeral, but she was unable to travel at the time due to her pregnancy with Prince Edward.

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RICHARD M. NIXON

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A young Prince Charles (rear, middle) joined his mother and father during President Nixon's Buckingham Palace visit in 1969.

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GERALD FORD

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On a 1976 state visit to the U.S., Queen Elizabeth shared a toast with President Ford at the White House.

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JIMMY CARTER

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The Queen Mother (center) chatted up President Carter during a late '70s dinner at Buckingham Palace that united several world leaders, including Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti (right).

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RONALD REAGAN

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The Queen and Prince Philip traveled all the way to California to meet with President Reagan in 1983, touring his Santa Barbara ranch with the then-POTUS and First Lady Nancy.

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GEORGE H.W. BUSH

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It was 1991 when the royals made another state visit to the U.S., this time joining the Bushes for an official dinner at the White House.

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BILL CLINTON

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While on a three-day trip to England and Northern Ireland in 2000, President Clinton, First Lady Hillary and daughter Chelsea visited the queen for tea at Buckingham Palace.

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GEORGE W. BUSH

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The second President Bush traveled across the pond with wife Laura (not pictured) for his meeting with the queen and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2001.

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BARACK OBAMA

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President Obama's 2016 trip to London produced the cutest photo shoot ever, when POTUS and FLOTUS greeted a bathrobe-clad Prince George (and his parents!) following their royal duties at Windsor Castle.

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DONALD J. TRUMP

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Though his visit to London came with some controversy, President Trump (with First Lady Melania) and Queen Elizabeth seemed pleased to meet each other for tea at Windsor Castle in July 2018.

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JOE BIDEN

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President Biden and his wife traveled to Windsor in June 2022 following the Group of Seven (G-7) Summit.

They were welcomed at the dais in the Quadrangle of the castle, and a Guard of Honor formed of the Queen's Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards gave the First Couple a royal salute. The Queen and the Bidens then had tea inside the 1,000-year-old castle.

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