Wednesday, July 21, 2010

State visit invitation to President Obama

Queen Elizabeth II has invited the President of the United States to make a State Visit to the United Kingdom. This will be the second State Visit to the United Kingdom by an American President. The first State Visit was in 2003 by President George Bush.
In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson stayed at Buckingham Palace, but the American president was not on a State Visit. In 1982, President and Mrs. Reagan were guests of the Queen at Windsor, but this visit was not considered a State Visit.
The invitation from the Queen was presented to President Obama by British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday.

The state visit is expected to take place in 2011.


Michelle said...

i'm surprised this is only the second state visit for one of our presidents. my grandparents were friends of the Reagans & told me that the Reagans considered Her Majesty a personal friend, but i thought they'd be on official visits as well.

guess i was wrong!

thank you for this blog... i'm always amazed at the things you come up with! i know much more than any of my friends/family about royalty, particularly the Danish & British families, but my knowledge pales in comparison to yours. :-P

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...


Official visits and State visits are two different things. The Queen has made several official visits to the US and three State Visits.