List of state visits received by Queen Elizabeth II

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Since acceding to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has received a number of state and official visits.[1] She usually hosts one or two visiting heads of state each year.

Date Country Regime Guests
28 June – 1 July 1954  Sweden Monarchy King Gustaf VI Adolf, KG (1954) and Queen Louise
14–16 October 1954  Ethiopia Monarchy Emperor Haile Selassie I, KG (1954)
25–28 October 1955  Portugal Republic President Francisco Craveiro Lopes RVC (1957) and Mme, née Berta Ribeiro Artur
16–19 July 1956  Iraq Monarchy King Faisal II of Iraq, GCVO (1952) RVC (1956)
13–16 May 1958  Italy Republic President Giovanni Gronchi and Mme Gronchi, née Carla Bissatini
21–23 October 1958  West Germany Republic President Theodor Heuss (widower)
5–8 May 1959 State flag of Iran 1964-1980.svg Iran Monarchy Shahanshah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, GCB (1942) RVC (1948)
5–8 April 1960  France Republic President Charles de Gaulle, RVC (1960) and Mme Yvonne de Gaulle
19–21 July 1960  Thailand Monarchy King Bhumibol Adulyadej, RVC (1960) and Queen Sirikit
17–20 October 1960    Nepal Monarchy King Mahendra, RVC (1961) and Queen Ratna of Nepal
10–13 July 1962  Liberia Republic President William Tubman and Mrs. Antoinette Tubman
16–19 October 1962  Norway Monarchy King Olav V of Norway, RVC (1955) KG (1959)
14–17 May 1963  Belgium Monarchy King Baudouin, KG (1963) and Queen Fabiola of Belgium
12–23 June 1963  India Republic President Radhakrishnan of India (a Commonwealth visit)
9–12 July 1963 Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Greece Monarchy King Paul I, KG (1963) and Queen Frederika of Greece
26 May – 4 June 1964  Sudan Republic President Ferik Ibrahim Abboud of Sudan
13–17 July 1965  Chile Republic President and Mrs. Eduardo Frei Montalva, née María Ruiz-Tagle Jiménez
17–21 May 1966  Austria Republic President Franz Jonas and Mrs. Margarete Jonas
19–28 July 1966  Jordan Monarchy King Hussein, GCVO (1953) GCStJ (1955) RVC (1966) GCB (1984)

and Princess Muna al-Hussein

17–25 November 1966  Pakistan Republic President Ayub Khan of Pakistan (a Commonwealth visit)
9–17 May 1967  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, RVC (1967)
1–8 November 1967  Turkey Republic President Cevdet Sunay and Mrs. Atıfet Sunay of Turkey
22–30 April 1969  Italy Republic President Giuseppe Saragat and Mme Santacatterina
15–20 July 1969  Finland Republic President Urho Kekkonen and Madame Kekkonen of Finland
5–8 October 1971  Japan Monarchy Emperor Hirohito, KG (1929–41, 1971-) GCB & GCVO (1921–41))

and Empress Kōjun

7–10 December 1971 Flag of Afghanistan (1931–1973).svg Afghanistan Monarchy King Mohammed Zahir Shah, RVC (1972)
11–15 April 1972  Netherlands Monarchy Queen Juliana, KG (1958) and Prince Consort Bernhard
13–16 June 1972  Luxembourg Monarchy Grand Duke Jean, KG (1972)

and Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte

24–27 October 1972  West Germany Republic President Gustav Heinemann and Mme Hilda Heinemann
3–6 April 1973  Mexico Republic President Luis Echeverría and Señora de Echeverria of Mexico
12–15 June 1973  Nigeria Republic General Yakubu Gowon and Mrs. Gowon of Nigeria
11–14 December 1973  Zaire Republic President Mobutu Sese Seko and Madame Mobutu of Zaire
30 April – 3 May 1974  Denmark Monarchy Queen Margrethe II, RVC (1974) KG (1979) GCVO

and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, GCB GCMG GCVO

9–12 July 1974  Malaysia Monarchy Abdul Halim of Kedah, Yang di - Pertuan Agong, GCB KStJ
and Tuanku Bahiyah, Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
8–11 July 1975  Sweden Monarchy King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, RVC (1975) KG (1983) (unmarried)
18–21 November 1975  Tanzania Republic President Nyerere of Tanzania
4–7 May 1976  Brazil Republic President Ernesto Geisel and Mrs. Lucy Geisel
22–25 June 1976  France Republic President and Madame Valéry Giscard d'Estaing of France
13–16 June 1978 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Romania Republic President Nicolae Ceaușescu and Madame Ceausescu of Romania
14–17 November 1978  Portugal Republic President António Ramalho Eanes RVC (1985) and Mme Manuela Eanes
12–15 June 1979  Kenya Republic President Arap Moi of Kenya
13–16 November 1979  Indonesia Republic President Suharto and First Lady Tien Soeharto (born a noblewoman) of Indonesia
18–21 November 1980    Nepal Monarchy King Birendra RVC (1975) and Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
17–20 March 1981  Nigeria Republic President Shagari of Nigeria
9–12 June 1981  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Khalid of Saudi Arabia
16–19 March 1982  Oman Monarchy Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, GCB GCMG GCStJ GCVO RVC
7–9 June 1982  United States of America Republic President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan
16–19 November 1982  Netherlands Monarchy Queen Beatrix, GCVO & RVC (1982) KG (1989)

and Prince Claus of the Netherlands

22–25 March 1983  Zambia Republic President and Mrs. Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia
10–13 April 1984  Bahrain Monarchy Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain
23–26 October 1984  France Republic President and Madame François Mitterrand RVC (1992)
16–19 April 1985  Malawi Republic President Hastings Banda of Malawi
11–14 June 1985  Mexico Republic President Miguel de la Madrid and Señora de la Madrid of Mexico
12–15 November 1985  Qatar Monarchy Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
22–25 April 1986  Spain Monarchy King Juan Carlos, RVC (1986) KG (1988) and Queen Sofía of Spain
1–4 July 1986  West Germany Republic President and Mme Richard von Weizsäcker RVC (1992)
24–27 March 1987  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, RVC
14–17 July 1987  Morocco Monarchy King Hassan II of Morocco
12–15 April 1988  Norway Monarchy King Olav V of Norway, RVC (1955) KG (1959)
12–15 July 1988  Turkey Republic President Kenan Evren of Turkey
8–11 November 1988  Senegal Republic President Abdou Diouf and Madame Diouf of Senegal
9–12 May 1989  Nigeria Republic President Ibrahim Babangida and Mrs. Babangida of Nigeria
18–21 July 1989  United Arab Emirates Monarchy Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of United Arab Emirates
3–6 April 1990  India Republic President Venkataraman and Shrimati Venkataraman of India
23–26 October 1990  Italy Republic President Francesco Cossiga GCB GCMG
23–26 April 1991  Poland Republic President Lech Wałęsa GCB and Mrs. Danuta Wałęsa
23–26 July 1991  Egypt Republic President Hosni Mubarak GCMG and Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak
3–6 November 1992  Brunei Monarchy Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
and Pengiran Anak Saleha, the Raja Isteri
27–30 April 1993  Portugal Republic President Mário Soares and Mme, née Maria Barroso
9–12 November 1993  Malaysia Monarchy Azlan Shah of Perak, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, GCB KStJ
and Tuanku Bainun, Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
17–20 May 1994  Zimbabwe Republic President Mugabe of Zimbabwe
5–8 July 1994  Norway Monarchy King Harald, RVC (1994) KG (2001) and Queen Sonja of Norway
23–26 May 1995  Kuwait Monarchy Shaikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (the Amir) of Kuwait
17–20 October 1995  Finland Republic President and Madame Martti Ahtisaari of Finland
28 November – 1 December 1995  United States of America Republic President Bill Clinton and Mrs. Hillary Clinton
14–17 May 1996  France Republic President Jacques Chirac, GCB and Madame Bernadette Chirac
9–12 July 1996  South Africa Republic President Nelson Mandela
25–28 February 1997  Israel Republic President and Mrs. Ezer Weizman of Israel
2–5 December 1997  Brazil Republic President Fernando Henrique Cardoso GCB and Mrs. Ruth Cardoso
26–29 May 1998  Japan Monarchy Emperor Akihito, KG (1998) and Empress Michiko
1–4 December 1998  Germany Republic President Roman Herzog and Mme, née Christiane Krauß
22–25 June 1999  Hungary Republic President and Mrs. Árpád Göncz of Hungary
19–22 October 1999  China Republic President Jiang Zemin and Mrs. Wang Yeping
16–18 February 2000  Denmark Monarchy Queen Margrethe II, RVC (1974) KG (1979) GCVO

and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, GCB GCMG GCVO

12–15 June 2001  South Africa Republic President Thabo Mbeki and Mrs. Mbeki, née Zanele Dlamini
6–9 November 2001  Jordan Monarchy King Abdullah II GCB GCMG KCVO and Queen Rania of Jordan
24–27 June 2003  Russia Republic President Vladimir Putin and Mrs. Lyudmila Putina
18–21 November 2003  United States of America Republic President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush
5–7 May 2004  Poland Republic President Aleksander Kwaśniewski GCB GCMG and Mrs. Jolanta Kwaśniewska
18–19 November 2004  France Republic President Jacques Chirac, GCB and Mrs. Bernadette Chirac
(Official Visit to mark the centenary of the Entente Cordiale)
1–3 December 2004  South Korea Republic President and Mrs. Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea
15–17 March 2005  Italy Republic President Carlo Ciampi GCB (2000) GCStJ and Mrs., née Franca Pilla
25–27 October 2005  Norway Monarchy King Harald, RVC (1994) KG (2001)

and Queen Sonja of Norway (Official visit)

8–10 November 2005  China Republic President Hu Jintao and Mrs. Liu Yongqing
7–9 March 2006  Brazil Republic HE. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Mrs. Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva
13–15 March 2007  Ghana Republic President John Kufuor of Ghana and Mrs Kufuor
30 October – 1 November 2007  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, RVC (2007)
26–27 March 2008  France Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy, GCB (2008) and Mme Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
30 March – 2 April 2009  Mexico Republic President Felipe Calderón and Señora Zavala of Mexico
27–29 October 2009  India Republic Mme President Pratibha Patil and Dr Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat of India
2–5 March 2010  South Africa Republic President Jacob Zuma, GCB and Mrs Thobeka Mabhija Zuma
16–19 September 2010   Vatican City Monarchy Pope Benedict XVI
25–28 October 2010  Qatar Monarchy Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, GCMG (1976)
and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
24–26 May 2011  United States of America Republic President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama
22–24 November 2011  Turkey Republic President Abdullah Gül, GCB (2011) and Mrs Hayrünnisa Gül
31 October – 3 November 2012  Indonesia Republic President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono of Indonesia
27–29 November 2012  Kuwait Monarchy the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah GCB (2012)
30 April – 1 May 2013  United Arab Emirates Monarchy Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
5–7 November 2013  South Korea Republic President Park Geun-hye
8–11 April 2014  Ireland Republic President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland and Mrs Sabina Higgins
21–24 October 2014  Singapore Republic President Tony Tan of Singapore and Mrs Tan
3–5 March 2015  Mexico Republic President Enrique Peña Nieto of the United Mexican States and Señora Angélica Rivera de Peña
20–23 October 2015  China Republic President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuan

See also[edit]

List of state visits made by Queen Elizabeth II

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Inward State visits since 1952". Retrieved 24 April 2012.