President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan hosted the the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on their Official Visit to California on this day in 1983, following visits to Bermuda, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Mexico and ahead go a visit to Canada on the month-long Tour. This was the fourth of the Queen’s six State Visits to the United States, with visits in 1951, 1957, 1976, 1991, and 2007.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in San Diego on the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Queen and Duke visited San Diego, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Sacramento, Stanford, Palo Alto, Yosemite and Seattle on their visit.
The next day, after a church service in San Diego, that evening, the Queen (visiting the King George VI Festoon Necklace) and Duke of Edinburgh attended a Dinner with multiple celebrities and First Lady Nancy Reagan at the studios of 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles. The Queen and Duke also visited the the Apollo 14 command module spacecraft at the Rockwell International Corporation in Los Angeles before going to visit Palm Springs.
The following day, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were hosted by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan on their Ranch at Rancho Del Cielo, following an Official Welcome Ceremony in Santa Barbara.
On March 3rd, after a visit to the Hewlett Packard factory, the Queen (wearing the Vladimir Tiara, Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Necklace, and the Duchess of Gloucester’s Pendant Earrings) and Duke of Edinburgh attended a State Dinner hosted by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan at the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco.
The following evening, Queen (wearing the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara and her Brazilian Aquamarine Parure) and Duke hosted a Dinner for President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan on board the Royal Yacht Britannia to celebrate the Reagan’s Wedding Anniversary.
The following day, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Sacramento and the Yosemite National Park at the end of their visit before they went on to Canada.