See the one US president the Queen did not meet during her reign

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96, making her the longest reigning monarch of all time, having spent some 70 years on the throne.

During those seven decades, Business Insider reports that the Queen met every U.S. president who led the country during that period except for one: Lyndon Johnson. 

13 presidents and more

Over the course of those 70 years, the U.S. has had 14 presidents. The Queen had met 13 of them, going all the way back to the 1950s.

The list of presidents the Queen had met includes Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden.

The reader may have noticed that we skipped over Lyndon Johnson. The Queen never met him because he never visited Britain during his presidency, which lasted from 1963 to 1969.

The Queen did, however, visit Johnson’s presidential library and museum during a trip that she made there in May of 1991.

The Queen’s first trip to the Washinton was in 1951, at the age of 25, when she was still only a princess. At the time, she stayed with President Harry Truman and his family. She also met Herbert Hoover in 1957, but that was some two decades after he left office.

6 remain

Of the 13 active U.S. presidents that the Queen met during her reign, six of them are still alive: Carter, Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden.

All have released statements following the passing of the Queen. In the statements, the presidents all fondly recall their individual meetups with the Queen.

Former President Trump, for example, wrote, “Melania and I will always cherish our time together with the Queen, and never forget Her Majesty’s generous friendship, great wisdom, and wonderful sense of humor. What a grand and beautiful lady she was—there was nobody like her!”

The former presidents, in their statements, also explain just how much the Queen meant not only to the United Kingdom but to the world.

“Queen Elizabeth ably led England through dark moments with her confidence in her people and her vision for a brighter tomorrow,” Bush wrote. “Our world benefitted from her steady resolve, and we are grateful for her decades of service as sovereign.”

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