Is this the only Iowan the queen has ever met? [PHOTO]

Did Queen Elizabeth II only meet one person from Iowa during her 96 years of life?


Prove us wrong…

The entire world was left in shock on Thursday, September 8, when the Queen of England passed away at the age of 96. Her Majesty reportedly passed away peacefully at her Scottish holiday home, Balmoral Castle.

All statements posted by the living US President on his social media accounts regarding his passing.

President Biden said:

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era. In an ever-changing world, she was a constant presence and a source of comfort and pride to generations of Britons, including many who have never

known his country without her”.

You can read President Biden’s full statement below!

Former President Donald Trump said:

“Queen Elizabeth’s remarkable and historic reign left a tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity for Britain. Her leadership and enduring diplomacy secured and promoted alliances with the United States and countries around the world. However, she will always be remembered for her fidelity to her country and her unwavering devotion to her countrymen and countrymen. Melania and I will always cherish our time together with the Queen, and we will never forget Her Majesty’s generous friendship, great wisdom and wonderful sense of humour. What a great and beautiful lady she was, there was none like her!

Obama issued a joint statement with Michelle, where he said;

“Time and time again, we were impressed by her warmth, the way she put people at ease, and how she brought her considerable humor and charm to moments of great pomp and circumstance.”

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Even Bill Clinton weighed in too. He was the president during a very difficult time for the royal family.

“We will always be grateful for the kindness he has shown us over the years, particularly during our visits to Buckingham Palace in 1995 and 2000, and for all that he has done to deepen our special relationship.”

During her seventy-year reign, the queen met with every American president since Truman except Lyndon B. Johnson. An interesting meeting she had with a former American political figure might have been her ONLY interaction with an Iowan.

He probably met a few others here and there, but this was probably the most important…

According to ABC, Elizabeth met former President and Iowa native Herbert Hoover five years after ascending the throne. On October 21, 1957, the city of New York held a great celebration for the young Queen.

He was given a ticker-tape parade along lower Broadway, as well as an official welcome at City Hall. US officials then held a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel where he met with the mayor of New York and former President Hoover.

The event reportedly had close to two thousand guests. Also, the menu for this big party looked pretty fancy. It included Waldorf lobster bisque with brandy, Manhattan chicken with wild rice, and baby green peas.

The Iowa politician left office when Elizabeth was just six years old and 52 years her senior.

According to the Herbert Hoover Library blog, it was then that the Queen made her first formal visit to North America as a monarch. She made stops in Canada, Virginia, Washington DC, and New York City.

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Another key Iowa political figure spoke out about the death of Elizabeth II.

Governor Kim Reynolds issued a statement on Thursday (September 8) regarding the passing of the late monarch.

“Today we recognize the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. She was a remarkable and steadfast woman who fought side by side with the United States in some of the free world’s most difficult times. I will always admire her strength, her love for freedom and her tenacity that has inspired other women in leadership. Kevin and I join Iowans in sharing our condolences to the Royal Family.”

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