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List of state visits received by Queen Elizabeth II

Since acceding to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has received a number of state and official visits.[1]
Here is the list :

As Queen of the United Kingdom

Date Country Regime Guests
28 June – 1 July 1954  Sweden Monarchy TM King Gustaf VI Adolf, KG (1954) and Queen Louise
14–16 October 1954  Ethiopia Monarchy HM Emperor Haile Selassie I, KG (1954)
25–28 October 1955  Portugal Republic HE President Francisco Craveiro Lopes RVC (1957) and Mme, née Berta Ribeiro Artur
16–19 July 1956  Iraq Monarchy HM King Faisal II of Iraq, GCVO (1952) RVC (1956)
13–16 May 1958  Italy Republic HE President Giovanni Gronchi and Mme Gronchi, née Carla Bissatini
21–23 October 1958  West Germany Republic HE President Theodor Heuss (widower)
5–8 May 1959 Iran Monarchy HIM Shahanshah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, GCB (1942) RVC (1948)
5–8 April 1960  France Republic HE President Charles de Gaulle, RVC (1960) and Mme Yvonne de Gaulle
19–21 July 1960  Thailand Monarchy TM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, RVC (1960) and Queen Sirikit
17–20 October 1960    Nepal Monarchy TM King Mahendra, RVC (1961) and Queen Ratna of Nepal
10–13 July 1962  Liberia Republic HE President William Tubman and Mrs. Antoinette Tubman
16–19 October 1962  Norway Monarchy HM King Olav V of Norway, RVC (1955) KG (1959)
14–17 May 1963  Belgium Monarchy TM King Baudouin, KG (1963) and Queen Fabiola of Belgium
12–23 June 1963  India Republic The President Radhakrishnan of India (a Commonwealth visit)
9–12 July 1963  Greece Monarchy TM King Paul I, KG (1963) and Queen Frederika of Greece
26 May – 4 June 1964  Sudan Republic The President Ferik Ibrahim Abbood of Sudan
13–17 July 1965  Chile Republic HE President and Mrs. Eduardo Frei Montalva, née María Ruiz-Tagle Jiménez
17–21 May 1966  Austria Republic HE President Franz Jonas and Mrs. Margarete Jonas
19–28 July 1966  Jordan Monarchy HM King Hussein, GCVO (1953) GCStJ (1955) RVC (1966) GCB (1984)
and HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein
17–25 November 1966  Pakistan Republic The President Ayub Khan of Pakistan (a Commonwealth visit)
9–17 May 1967  Saudi Arabia Monarchy HM King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, RVC (1967)
1–8 November 1967  Turkey Republic The President Cevdet Sunay and Mrs. Atıfet Sunay of Turkey
22–30 April 1969  Italy Republic HE President Giuseppe Saragat and Mme Santacatterina
15–20 July 1969  Finland Republic The President Urho Kekkonen and Madame Kekkonen of Finland
5–8 October 1971  Japan Monarchy TIM Emperor Hirohito, KG (1929–41, 1971-) GCB & GCVO (1921–41))
and Empress Kōjun
7–10 December 1971  Afghanistan Monarchy HM King Mohammed Zahir Shah, RVC (1972)
11–15 April 1972  Netherlands Monarchy HM Queen Juliana, KG (1958) and HRH Prince Consort Bernhard
13–16 June 1972  Luxembourg Monarchy TRH Grand Duke Jean, KG (1972)
and Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte
24–27 October 1972  West Germany Republic HE President Gustav Heinemann and Mme Hilda Heinemann
3–6 April 1973  Mexico Republic The 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 The President Mobutu Sese Seko and Madame Mobutu of Zaire
30 April – 3 May 1974  Denmark Monarchy HM Queen Margrethe II, RVC (1974) KG (1979) GCVO
9–12 July 1974  Malaysia Monarchy TM Abdul Halim of Kedah, Yang di - Pertuan Agong, GCB KStJ
and Tuanku Bahiyah, Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
8–11 July 1975  Sweden Monarchy HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, RVC (1975) KG (1983) (unmarried)
18–21 November 1975  Tanzania Republic The President Nyerere of Tanzania
4–7 May 1976  Brazil Republic HE President Ernesto Geisel and Mrs. Lucy Geisel
22–25 June 1976  France Republic HE President and Madame Valéry Giscard d'Estaing of France
13–16 June 1978  Romania Republic The President Nicolae Ceaușescu and Madame Ceausescu of Romania
14–17 November 1978  Portugal Republic HE President António Ramalho Eanes RVC (1985) and Mme Manuela Eanes
12–15 June 1979  Kenya Republic The President Arap Moi of Kenya
13–16 November 1979  Indonesia Republic The President Suharto and Madame Soeharto of Indonesia
18–21 November 1980    Nepal Monarchy TM King Birendra RVC (1975) and Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
17–20 March 1981  Nigeria Republic The President Shagari of Nigeria
9–12 June 1981  Saudi Arabia Monarchy HM King Khaled of Saudi Arabia
16–19 March 1982  Oman Monarchy HM Sultan GCMG GCStJ GCVO RVC
16–19 November 1982  Netherlands Monarchy HM Queen Beatrix, GCVO & RVC (1982) KG (1989)
and HRH Prince Claus of the Netherlands
22–25 March 1983  Zambia Republic The President and Mrs. Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia
10–13 April 1984  Bahrain Monarchy HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain
23–26 October 1984  France Republic HE President and Madame François Mitterrand RVC (1992)
16–19 April 1985  Malawi Republic The President Hastings Banda of Malawi
11–14 June 1985  Mexico Republic The President Miguel de la Madrid and Señora de la Madrid of Mexico
12–15 November 1985  Qatar Monarchy HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
22–25 April 1986  Spain Monarchy TM King Juan Carlos, RVC (1986) KG (1988) and Queen Sofía of Spain
1–4 July 1986  West Germany Republic HE President and Mme Richard von Weizsäcker RVC (1992)
24–27 March 1987  Saudi Arabia Monarchy HM King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, RVC
14–17 July 1987  Morocco Monarchy HM King Hassan II of Morocco
12–15 April 1988  Norway Monarchy HM King Olav V of Norway, RVC (1955) KG (1959)
12–15 July 1988  Turkey Republic The President Kenan Evren of Turkey
8–11 November 1988
Republic The President Abdou Diouf and Madame Diouf of Senegal
9–12 May 1989  Nigeria Republic The President Ibrahim Babangida and Mrs. Babangida of Nigeria
18–21 July 1989  United Arab Emirates Monarchy HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of United Arab Emirates
3–6 April 1990  India Republic The President Venkataraman and Shrimati Venkataraman of India
23–26 October 1990  Italy Republic HE President GCMG
23–26 April 1991  Poland Republic HE President Lech Wałęsa GCB and Mrs. Danuta Wałęsa
23–26 July 1991  Egypt Republic HE President GCMG and Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak
3–6 November 1992  Brunei Monarchy TM Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
and Pengiran Anak Saleha, The Raja Isteri
27–30 April 1993  Portugal Republic HE President Mário Soares and Mme, née Maria Barroso
9–12 November 1993  Malaysia Monarchy TM Azlan Shah of Perak, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, GCB KStJ
and Tuanku Bainun, Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
17–20 May 1994  Zimbabwe Republic The President Mugabe of Zimbabwe
5–8 July 1994  Norway Monarchy TM King Harald, RVC (1994) KG (2001) and Queen Sonja of Norway
23–26 May 1995  Kuwait Monarchy HH Shaikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (The Amir) of Kuwait
17–20 October 1995  Finland Republic The President and Madame Martti Ahtisaari of Finland
14–17 May 1996  France Republic HE President Jacques Chirac, GCB and Madame Bernadette Chirac
9–12 July 1996  South Africa Republic HE President Nelson Mandela
25–28 February 1997  Israel Republic The President and Mrs. Ezer Weizman of Israel
2–5 December 1997  Brazil Republic HE President Fernando Henrique Cardoso GCB and Mrs. Ruth Cardoso
26–29 May 1998  Japan Monarchy TIM Emperor Akihito, KG (1998) and Empress Michiko
1–4 December 1998  Germany Republic HE President Roman Herzog and Mme, née Christiane Krauß
22–25 June 1999  Hungary Republic The President and Mrs. Árpád Göncz of Hungary
19–22 October 1999  China Republic HE President Jiang Zemin and Mrs. Wang Yeping
16–18 February 2000  Denmark Monarchy HM Queen Margrethe II, RVC (1974) KG (1979) GCVO
12–15 June 2001  South Africa Republic HE President Thabo Mbeki and Mrs. Mbeki, née Zanele Dlamini
6–9 November 2001  Jordan Monarchy TM King GCMG KCVO and Queen Rania of Jordan
24–27 June 2003  Russia Republic HE President Vladimir Putin and Mrs. Lyudmila Putina
18–21 November 2003  United States of America Republic HE President Laura Bush
5–7 May 2004  Poland Republic HE President GCMG and Mrs. Jolanta Kwaśniewska
18–19 November 2004  France Republic HE 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 The President and Mrs. Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea
15–17 March 2005  Italy Republic HE President Carlo Ciampi GCB (2000) GCStJ and Mrs., née Franca Pilla
25–27 October 2005  Norway Monarchy TM King Harald, RVC (1994) KG (2001)
and Queen Sonja of Norway (Official visit)
8–10 November 2005  China Republic HE 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 The President John Kufuor of Ghana and Mrs Kufuor
30 October – 1 November 2007  Saudi Arabia Monarchy HM King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, RVC (2007)
26–27 March 2008  France Republic HE President Nicolas Sarkozy, GCB (2008) and Mme Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
30 March – 2 April 2009  Mexico Republic The 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 HE President Jacob Zuma, GCB and Mrs Thobeka Mabhija Zuma
25–28 October 2010  Qatar Monarchy TH Emir Sheikh GCMG (1976)
and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
24–26 May 2011  United States of America Republic HE President Barack Obama and Mrs Michelle Obama
22–24 November 2011  Turkey Republic HE President Abdullah Gül, GCB (2011) and Mrs Hayrünnisa Gül
31 October – 3 November 2012  Indonesia Republic The President and Madame Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia
27–29 November 2012  Kuwait Monarchy HH The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah GCB (2012)
30 April – 1 May 2013  United Arab Emirates Monarchy HH Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
5–7 November 2013  South Korea Republic HE 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

See also

List of state visits made by Queen Elizabeth II


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