List of state visits received by 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.

List of Visits[edit]

No. Date Country Regime Guests
1950s
1 28 June – 1 July 1954  Sweden Monarchy King Gustaf VI Adolf
Queen Louise
2 14–16 October 1954  Ethiopia Monarchy Emperor Haile Salassie I
3 25–28 October 1955  Portugal Republic President Francisco Craveiro Lopes
First Lady Berta Ribeiro Artur
4 16–19 July 1956  Iraq Monarchy King Faisal II
5 13–16 May 1958  Italy Republic President Giovanni Gronchi
Mme Carla Gronchi
6 21–23 October 1958  West Germany Republic President Theodor Heuss
7 5–8 May 1959  Iran Monarchy Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
1960s
8 5–8 April 19  France Republic President Charles de Gaulle
Mme Yvonne de Gaulle
9 19–21 July 1960  Thailand Monarchy King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Queen Sirikit
10 17–20 October 1960  Nepal Monarchy King Mahendra
Queen Ratna
11 10–13 July 1962  Liberia Republic President William Tubman
Mrs Antoinette Tubman
12 16–19 October 1962  Norway Monarchy King Olav V
13 14–17 May 1963  Belgium Monarchy King Baudouin I
Queen Fabiola
14 12–23 June 1963  India Republic President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan[2]
15 9–12 July 1963  Greece Monarchy King Paul I
Queen Frederika
16 26 May – 4 June 1964  Sudan Republic President Ibrahim Abboud
17 13–17 July 1965  Chile Republic President Eduardo Frei Montalva
First Lady María Ruiz-Tagle Jiménez
18 17–21 May 1966  Austria Republic President Franz Jonas
First Lady Margarete Jonas
19 19–28 July 1966  Jordan Monarchy King Hussein I
Princess Muna al-Hussein
20 17–25 November 1966  Pakistan Republic President Ayub Khan[2]
21 9–17 May 1967  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Faisal
22 1–8 November 1967  Turkey Republic President Cevdet Sunay
First Lady Atıfet Sunay
23 22–30 April 1969  Italy Republic President Giuseppe Saragat
Mme Ernestina Santacatterina
24 15–20 July 1969  Finland Republic President Urho Kekkonen
First Lady Sylvi Kekkonen
1970s
25 5–8 October 1971  Japan Monarchy Emperor Hirohito
Empress Kōjun
26 7–10 December 1971  Afghanistan Monarchy King Mohammed Zahir Shah
27 11–15 April 1972  Netherlands Monarchy Queen Juliana
Prince Bernhard
28 13–16 June 1972  Luxembourg Monarchy Grand Duke Jean
Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
29 24–27 October 1972  West Germany Republic President Gustav Heinemann
Mme Hilda Heinemann
30 3–6 April 1973  Mexico Republic President Luis Echeverría
First Lady María Esther Zuno
31 12–15 June 1973  Nigeria Republic General Yakubu Gowon[2]
First Lady Victoria Gowon
32 11–14 December 1973  Zaire Republic President Mobutu Sese Seko
First Lady Marie-Antoinette Mobutu
33 30 April – 3 May 1974  Denmark Monarchy Queen Margrethe II
Prince Henrik
34 9–12 July 1974  Malaysia Monarchy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdul Halim of Kedah[2]
Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Bahiyah
35 8–11 July 1975  Sweden Monarchy King Carl XVI Gustaf
36 18–21 November 1975  Tanzania Republic President Julius Nyerere[2]
37 4–7 May 1976  Brazil Republic President Ernesto Geisel
First Lady Lucy Geisel
38 22–25 June 1976  France Republic President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Mme Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing
39 13–16 June 1978  Romania Republic President Nicolae Ceaușescu
First Lady Elena Ceaușescu
40 14–17 November 1978  Portugal Republic President António Ramalho Eanes
First Lady Manuela Ramalho Eanes
41 12–15 June 1979  Kenya Republic President Daniel arap Moi[2]
42 13–16 November 1979  Indonesia Republic President Suharto
First Lady Siti Hartinah
1980s
43 18–21 November 1980  Nepal Monarchy King Birendra
Queen Aishwarya
44 17–20 March 1981  Nigeria Republic President Shehu Shagari[2]
45 9–12 June 1981  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Khalid
46 16–19 March 1982  Oman Monarchy Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said
47 16–19 November 1982  Netherlands Monarchy Queen Beatrix
Prince Claus
48 22–25 March 1983  Zambia Republic President Kenneth Kaunda[2]
First Lady Betty Kaunda
49 10–13 April 1984  Bahrain Monarchy Emir Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa
50 23–26 October 1984  France Republic President François Mitterrand
Mme Danielle Mitterrand
51 16–19 April 1985  Malawi Republic President Hastings Banda[2]
52 11–14 June 1985  Mexico Republic President Miguel de la Madrid
First Lady Paloma Cordero
53 12–15 November 1985  Qatar Monarchy Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
54 22–25 April 1986  Spain Monarchy King Juan Carlos I
Queen Sofía
55 1–4 July 1986  West Germany Republic President Richard von Weizsäcker
Mme Marianne von Weizsäcker
56 24–27 March 1987  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Fahd
57 14–17 July 1987  Morocco Monarchy King Hassan II
58 12–15 April 1988  Norway Monarchy King Olav V
59 12–15 July 1988  Turkey Republic President Kenan Evren
60 8–11 November 1988  Senegal Republic President Abdou Diouf
First Lady Elizabeth Diouf
61 9–12 May 1989  Nigeria Republic President Ibrahim Babangida[2]
First Lady Maryam Babangida
62 18–21 July 1989  UAE Monarchy Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
1990s
63 3–6 April 1990  India Republic President R. Venkataraman[2]
First Lady Janaki Venkataraman
64 23–26 October 1990  Italy Republic President Francesco Cossiga
65 23–26 April 1991  Poland Republic President Lech Wałęsa
First Lady Danuta Wałęsa
66 23–26 July 1991  Egypt Republic President Hosni Mubarak
First Lady Suzanne Mubarak
67 3–6 November 1992  Brunei Monarchy Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah[2]
Queen Saleha
68 27–30 April 1993  Portugal Republic President Mário Soares
First Lady Maria Barroso
69 9–12 November 1993  Malaysia Monarchy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Azlan Shah of Perak[2]
Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Bainun
70 17–20 May 1994  Zimbabwe Republic President Robert Mugabe[2]
71 5–8 July 1994  Norway Monarchy King Harald V
Queen Sonja
72 23–26 May 1995  Kuwait Monarchy Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
73 17–20 October 1995  Finland Republic President Martti Ahtisaari
First Lady Eeva Ahtisaari
74 14–17 May 1996  France Republic President Jacques Chirac
Mme Bernadette Chirac
75 9–12 July 1996  South Africa Republic President Nelson Mandela[2]
76 25–28 February 1997  Israel Republic President Ezer Weizman
Mme Reuma Weizman
77 2–5 December 1997  Brazil Republic President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
First Lady Ruth Cardoso
78 26–29 May 1998  Japan Monarchy Emperor Akihito
Empress Michiko
79 27-31 October 1998  Argentina Republic President Carlos Menem
Zulema Menem, daughter of the president[3]
80 1–4 December 1998  Germany Republic President Roman Herzog
Mme Christiane Herzog
81 22–25 June 1999  Hungary Republic President Árpád Göncz
First Lady Zsuzsanna Göncz
82 19–22 October 1999  China Republic President Jiang Zemin
Mme Wang Yeping
2000s
83 16–18 February 2000  Denmark Monarchy Queen Margrethe II
Prince Henrik
84 12–15 June 2001  South Africa Republic President Thabo Mbeki[2]
First Lady Zanele Dlamini Mbeki
85 6–9 November 2001  Jordan Monarchy King Abdullah II
Queen Rania
86 24–27 June 2003  Russia Republic President Vladimir Putin
First Lady Lyudmila Putina
87 18–21 November 2003  United States Republic President George W. Bush
First Lady Laura Bush
88 5–7 May 2004  Poland Republic President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
First Lady Jolanta Kwaśniewska
89 1–3 December 2004  South Korea Republic President Roh Moo-hyun
First Lady Kwon Yang-sook
90 15–17 March 2005  Italy Republic President Carlo Ciampi
Mme Franca Ciampi
91 8–10 November 2005  China Republic President Hu Jintao
Mrs. Liu Yongqing
92 7–9 March 2006  Brazil Republic President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
First Lady Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva
93 13–15 March 2007  Ghana Republic President John Kufuor[2]
First Lady Theresa Kufuor
94 30 October – 1 November 2007  Saudi Arabia Monarchy King Abdullah
95 26–27 March 2008  France Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy
Mme Carla Bruni
96 30 March – 2 April 2009  Mexico Republic President Felipe Calderón
First Lady Margarita Zavala
97 27–29 October 2009  India Republic President Pratibha Patil[2]
First Gentelman Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat
2010s
98 2–5 March 2010  South Africa Republic President Jacob Zuma[2]
First Lady Thobeka Mabhija Zuma
99 25–28 October 2010  Qatar Monarchy Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
100 24–26 May 2011  United States Republic President Barack Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama
101 22–24 November 2011  Turkey Republic President Abdullah Gül
First Lady Hayrünnisa Gül
102 31 October – 3 November 2012  Indonesia Republic President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
First Lady Kristiani Herrawati
103 27–29 November 2012  Kuwait Monarchy Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
104 30 April – 1 May 2013  UAE Monarchy Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
105 5–7 November 2013  South Korea Republic President Park Geun-hye
106 8–11 April 2014  Ireland Republic President Michael D. Higgins
First Lady Sabina Coyne
107 21–24 October 2014  Singapore Republic President Tony Tan[2]
First Lady Mary Tan
108 3–5 March 2015  Mexico Republic President Enrique Peña Nieto
First Lady Angélica Rivera
109 20–23 October 2015  China Republic President Xi Jinping
Mme Peng Liyuan
110 1–3 November 2016  Colombia Republic President Juan Manuel Santos
First Lady María Clemencia Rodríguez[4]
111 12–14 July 2017  Spain Monarchy King Felipe VI
Queen Letizia

Countries who have made State Visits[edit]

Countries State Visits Notes
 Afghanistan 1 Monarchy abolished in 1973
 Argentina 1
 Austria 1
 Bahrain 1
 Belgium 1
 Brazil 3
 Brunei 1
 Chile 1
 China 3
 Colombia 1
 Denmark 2
 Egypt 1
 Ethiopia 1 Monarchy abolished in 1975
 Finland 2
 France 5
 Germany[5] 4
 Ghana 1
 Greece 1 Monarchy abolished in 1973
 Hungary 1
 India 3
 Indonesia 2
 Iran 1 Monarchy abolished in 1979
 Iraq 1 Monarchy abolished in 1958
 Ireland 1
 Israel 1
 Italy 4
 Japan 2
 Jordan 2
 Kenya 1
 Kuwait 2
 Liberia 1
 Luxembourg 1
 Malawi 1
 Malaysia 2
 Mexico 4
 Morocco 1
 Nepal 2 Monarchy abolished in 2008
 Netherlands 2
 Nigeria 3
 Norway 3
 Oman 1
 Pakistan 1
 Poland 2
 Portugal 4
 Qatar 2
 Romania 1
 Russia 1
 Saudi Arabia 4
 Senegal 1
 Singapore 1
 South Africa 3
 South Korea 2
 Spain 2
 Sudan 1
 Sweden 2
 Tanzania 1
 Thailand 1
 Turkey 3
 United Arab Emirates 2
 United States 2
 Zaire 1 Now called Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Zambia 1
 Zimbabwe 1

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Inward State visits since 1952" (PDF). Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Commonwealth Visit
  3. ^ "Menem to 'build bridges for the future'". BBC News. 27 October 1998. 
  4. ^ "State Visit by the President of the Republic of Colombia". Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Including 3 State Visits for West Germany