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Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. Presidents Past and Present---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. (Keystone/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. Presidents Past and Present---When George H.W. Bush welcomed the queen to the White House in 1991, it was not the president but his son who stole the show. George W. Bush is said to have told the queen he was the "black sheep" of his family, then asked, "Who's yours?" In this photo from May 14, 1991 Queen Elizabeth II looks on as President George H.W. Bush tosses a horseshoe in Washington. (Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II - I think there will always be something comforting about QEII. I'm not a monarchist, just an aussie girl. So maybe its because she has been there on the back of all our coins, maybe because her picture used to hang on the wall at school and at girl guides. She's always just been there... Weird, but true.
President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford pause on the dance floor at a White House state dinner in honor of Egyptian President and Mrs. Anwar Sadat. October 27, 1975.
WILLIE MAYS greets QUEEN ELIZABETH at the White House State Dinner held in her honor by President and Mrs. Ford. (1976)