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Queen Elizabeth Has Now Met with 12 Out of the Last 13 U.S. Presidents

The British monarch recently had tea with Donald Trump at Windsor Castle.

Over the course of her 66-year-reign, Queen Elizabeth has seen more than a few regime changes in American politics, and now, following her tea at Windsor Castle with President Trump, she's spent time with 12 out of the last 13 sitting U.S. Presidents. (Somehow, Lyndon Johnson missed the cut.) See photos of her meetings with Presidents, from Truman to Trump.

2018: Trump meeting the Queen for the first time at Windsor Castle. The pair watched a military parade and had tea together.

See more photos from their visit here.

2011: The Queen and President Obama pose for a photo in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace before a state banquet.

2009: Barack and Michelle Obama met with Queen several times over the course of his presidency. Here they are during an audience at Buckingham Palace in 2009.

2007: The Queen and Prince Philip chat with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush on the North Portico of the White House before a state dinner.

2003: Here is President Bush shaking hands with Prince Philip during a visit to the UK in 2003.

2000: No one quite seemed to look at the camera when the Clintons met with the Queen in 2000.

1995: Bill and Hillary on another visit to Buckingham Palace.

1991: The Queen attends an American baseball game with President and First Lady Bush.

1991: The Queen and Prince Philip with the Bushes before a formal dinner.

1983: President Reagan had quite the laugh when the Queen made a joke about the weather in California during a State Dinner in San Francisco.


1982: This series of photos of Reagan and the Queen on horseback would go on to become iconic and emblematic of the special relationship between the United States and the UK.

1977: The Queen, Prince Philip, and Jimmy Carter at a dinner at Buckingham Palace.

1976: A lovely photo of the Queen dancing with President Gerald Ford at the ball at the White House during the 1976 bicentennial celebrations.

1976: Here they are at another dinner during that same 1976 visit.

1969: The Queen and Nixon walking through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. 

In the background, you can see a young Prince Charles.

1961: Jackie and John F. Kennedy visited Buckingham Palace in 1961 and attended a banquet held in the president's honor.

1961: The evening was recently fodder for Netflix's The Crown, a series about Queen Elizabeth's reign.

Read how it really went down, right here.

1959: President Eisenhower with the British royal family at Balmoral in Scotland. 

Following his return to the states, the Queen mailed him a recipe for her drop scones, which they enjoyed during his visit. Get her recipe for the pancake-like treat, right here.

1957: Queen Elizabeth with President Eisenhower in October 1957.

1951: Then-Princess Elizabeth with President Harry Truman.

1951: Here they are exchanging gifts in the rose garden of the White House on that same visit.

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