Talk:List of state visits made by Queen Elizabeth II

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She Never Visited Israel!!! that's not fair! why don't we get to host her in Tel Aviv???
Prince Charles should really think hard about visiting israel. Oren neu dag (talk) 17:40, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

1959 visit to the United States[edit]

On the contrary, the 1959 visit by Queen Elizabeth II was not a "state" visit per se to the United States. This was simply a formal meeting by Dwight Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. There was no State Arrival Ceremony in either Ottawa or Washington D.C. or state dinner to speak of. So in effect, it might be wise to downgrade 1959 state visit since there wasn't one to begin with. -- (talk) 01:54, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

There was also a visit to Chicago (the portion of the Seaway she opened was wholly in Canada, so it wouldn't count as a visit to the US at all). Since there's no list of official visits made by Queen Elizabeth II that didn't rise to the level of state visit but on which she still carried out official engagements, it's included here.--Ibagli (Talk) 17:35, 3 September 2009 (UTC)


How is it known the Queen was there at the invitation of de Villepin, rather than the French being there at the invitation of the Canadians? I cannot find this in the source provided. Vimy is a Canadian monument, not a French one, and the Canadian prime minister was also present. DrKiernan (talk) 20:12, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

This visit should be added in under the Canadian section je crois — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:57, 23 June 2015 (UTC)


The Queen visited Zagreb in 1972 during her 5-day state visit to Yugoslavia, so as Serbia is colored in the map, Croatia should also be. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:51, 26 December 2014 (UTC)


The Queen visited Asmara during her 8-day state visit to Ethiopia in 1965, so it should be colored as well in the map shown. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:53, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

1957 visit to the United States[edit]

The 1957 State Visit to the United States of America was made in name of Canada, not the United Kingdom, so it's not right to say that she visited New York in 1957 as Queen of the United Kingdom, because she didn't. She made it as Queen of Canada. Besides, President Eisenhower didn't host her there. He hosted her only in Washington D.C. during that visit. The host of the Queen in New York City was mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:24, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

No, the 1959 trip is her only one in the sole capacity as Queen of Canada. On the 1957 trip she was attended throughout by the British foreign secretary. On Thursday 17 October, she stayed at the British embassy. On Friday 18, she attended a reception at the British embassy attended by Commonwealth diplomats. On Saturday 19, she met Commonwealth diplomats again at the British embassy, held an investiture for both Commonwealth and American citizens, laid the foundation stone of the new British embassy office building in Washington, and gave a state banquet for Eisenhower in the old British embassy building. On Sunday 20, they had lunch at the British embassy, and held a dinner at the Australian embassy, for which gold plate from Buckingham Palace was especially brought over. On Monday 21, she addressed the United Nations on behalf of "ten Commonwealth countries" and "the Commonwealth", as quoted from her own speech. In the evening, she attended a dinner at the English Speaking Union and a "Commonwealth Ball" at the 7th Regiment Armory on Park Avenue. DrKiernan (talk) 08:11, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

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