In Memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
Former President Hoover, Queen Elizabeth II and New York City Mayor Robert Wagner at luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, October 21, 1957. (Herbert Hoover Library)
Princess Elizabeth of England hosted a dinner for President Harry S. Truman at the Canadian Embassy, November 1, 1951. (Harry S. Truman Library)
Prince Phillip, Jacqueline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, and President John F. Kennedy at Buckingham Palace in London, June 5, 1961. (John F. Kennedy Library)
Although Queen Elizabeth never met President Lyndon B. Johnson, she met Lady Bird Johnson at the LBJ Presidential Library while on a visit to Austin, TX, in May 1991. (Lyndon B. Johnson Library)
Prime Minister Edward Heath, Queen Elizabeth, President Richard Nixon, and Pat Nixon at Chequers, October 3, 1970. (Richard Nixon Library)
President Gerald Ford dances with Queen Elizabeth during a state dinner at the White House held in her honor July 7, 1976 (Gerald R. Ford Library)
President Jimmy Carter attended a dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth in honor of participants in the G7 Summit in London, May 7, 1977. (Jimmy Carter Library)
President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth ride horses during the President's visit to Windsor Castle, June 8, 1982. (Ronald Reagan Library)
President and Mrs. Bush host a state dinner for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of Great Britain at the White House, May 14, 1991. (George Bush Library)
Queen Elizabeth II with President William J. Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton at Buckingham Palace, December 14, 2000. (William J. Clinton Library)
President George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth greet a group of children during their walk from the White House to Blair House, May 7, 2007. (George W. Bush Library)
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Winfield House, the U.S. Ambassador's residence in London, following a dinner in honor of the Queen, May 25, 2011. (Photo by Pete Souza, Barack Obama Library)
President Donald J. Trump and Queen Elizabeth inspect the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle, July 13, 2018 (Donald J. Trump Library)
Queen Elizabeth II, 96, who served as queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms for 70 years, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022. During her reign, the queen met with every U.S. President beginning with Harry S. Truman, with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson. The National Archives holds many records related to Queen Elizabeth, from photographs of state visits at home and abroad to scone recipes and thank you notes. A portion of her 1947 wedding cake sent to Eleanor Roosevelt remains in the care of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
On September 13 at noon, the National Archives will rebroadcast a program featuring a discussion with the authors of The Queen and the USA.