President Obama's Visit to the UK, May 2011
President and Mrs. Obama Visit the UK
The President and Mrs. Obama have accepted the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, and will travel to the United Kingdom for a state visit on May 24-26, 2011.
Buckingham Palace have released this press release for the State Visit. President and Mrs. Obam will stay at Buckingham Palace.
The President and Mrs Obama first visited the UK in 2009 from 31 March to 3 April where President Obama attended the G20 Summit. This will be the second State Visit by a U.S. President. A list of all previous Presidential visits is on this page.
Official Texts & News from the Visit
All official texts from the 24-26 May 2011 State Visit are posted here. Our press team provided a view from the visit front-lines as events unfolded on our Presidential blog.
25 May 2011 U.S., U.K. Support Historic Change in Middle East, North Africa President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the historic changes unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa, and said they plan to coordinate with their Group of Eight (G8) partners to support nations making the reforms necessary, in Obama’s words, “to build a framework for democracy, freedom and prosperity.”
25 May 2011 Remarks by the President to Parliament I have known few greater honors than the opportunity to address the Mother of Parliaments at Westminster Hall.
25 May 2011 Strengthened Collaboration Between the United States and United Kingdom The Prime Minister and President Obama announced today six specific areas where the United Kingdom and the United States will strengthen our cooperation in the coming months.
25 May 2011 Joint Fact Sheet: U.S.-UK Higher Education, Science, and Innovation Collaboration
Prime Minister Cameron and President Obama agree that science and higher education are the foundation stones of their two nations’ 21st century economies and that the UK and U.S. have a responsibility to further their global leadership roles in these essential fields.
25 May 2011 Fact Sheet: The U.S.-UK Joint Strategy Board
The United States and the United Kingdom today are announcing the creation of a Joint Strategy Board.
25 May 2011 Joint Fact Sheet: The U.S.-UK Partnership for Global Development Prime Minister Cameron and President Obama reaffirm our commitment to changing the lives of the 1.2 billion poor people in the world today.
24 May 2011 During European Trip, Arab Spring is on the Agenda The setting for President Obama’s trip this week is Europe, but a major topic on the agenda will be North Africa and the Middle East. The goal is a more democratic, more prosperous region. The president set the stage by delivering a major policy speech on the Middle East on May 19 in which he applauded movements for political and economic self-determination and pledged financial support for new governments in Tunisia and Egypt.
24 May 2011 U.S., U.K. Partner for Global Stability, Peace, Security Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and British Foreign Minister William Hague say the U.S.-U.K. relationship is a global “cornerstone of stability” and have recommitted the partnership to pursuing peace and security around the world.
19 May 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama To Visit University Of Oxford With London Youth To Highlight The Importance Of Education Mrs. Obama will invite students from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA), a secondary school for girls in North London, for a day-long university “immersion experience” at the University of Oxford.
17 May 2011 Secretary Clinton to Travel to London and Paris Secretary of State Clinton will accompany President Obama to London on May 24 for the first part of his state visit to the United Kingdom. This trip is a sign of the strength of the special relationship between our two countries, and of the United States’ enduring commitment to our allies and partners in Europe. Secretary Clinton will also meet with Foreign Secretary Hague while in London.
From the 2009 visit
The White House press team travels with the President in Air Force One. Take a look behind the scenes of the White House traveling press and the lifestyle involved in covering the Presidents trips around the world in Life on the road: The White House Traveling Press
The U.S. Embassy London press team takes you behind the scenes of the Press Filing Center which caters to more than 200 White House journalists covering the visit of President Obama to London March 31 - April 3, 2009.