Published 21 March 2007

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh will pay a State Visit to the United States of America from 3 to 8 May 2007.

Her Majesty will visit Virginia from 3 to 4 May, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement.

On 5 May, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will attend the Kentucky Derby.

From 6 to 8 May, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be in Washington D.C., for a visit hosted by President Bush and Mrs Bush.

Background
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have made three State Visits to the USA: in October 1957 (President Eisenhower), in July 1976 for the US Bicentennial (President Ford), and in May 1991 (President Bush). Her Majesty and His Royal Highness also made an official visit to the West Coast of America in February/March 1983.

Previous visits by American Presidents to the UK include:
President and Mrs Kennedy dined with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in June 1961;

President Nixon had lunch with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in February 1969;

President and Mrs Reagan made an official visit to the UK in June 1982, staying at Windsor Castle;

President and Mrs Bush had lunch with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in June 1989;

President and Mrs Clinton visited The Queen in December 2000 at Buckingham Palace;

President and Mrs Bush had lunch with The Queen in July 2001 at Buckingham Palace;

President and Mrs Bush made a State Visit visit to the UK in November
2003.