Princess Elizabeth and President Harry S. Truman in the Canadian Embassy in Washington on Nov. 1, 1951, during a formal dinner for the Trumans. The princess and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, played host to the Trumans following their Canadian tour.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first sitting U.S. president to host Queen Elizabeth. Here she stands with Eisenhower at the White House State banquet he held in her honor on Oct. 20, 1957, in Washington. Eisenhower is wearing the British Order of Merit awarded him by King George VI after World War II.
Queen Elizabeth met former President Herbert Hoover in 1957, more than 20 years after he left the White House. She joined Hoover and New York Mayor Robert Wagner at a luncheon in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, New York, Oct. 21, 1957. The Mayor’s luncheon was held in honour of the Queen after she was given a ticker tape parade up lower Broadway and an official city welcome at city hall.