State Visits

The overall aim of an official visit is to establish, strengthen and promote links between the countries, including social, commercial and cultural ties.

Official visits to a country can be carried out by one or more members of the Royal Family. Often, official visits are combined with a business or cultural promotional campaign. In contrast to The Monark’s state visits abroad, most often there are few or no ceremonial elements in an official visit, just as there will be no Danish reciprocal arrangement.

State visit to China, 1979. Photo: Polfoto ©
State visit from Finland, 2013. Photo: Polfoto ©

List of State Visits

The two lists show the incoming and outgoing State Visits since The Queen became the regent in 1972.

2023 Spain

2018 France

2017 Belgium

2017 Iceland

2016 Mexico

2015 The Netherlands

2014 Turkey

2013 Vietnam

2013 Finland

2012 Slovakia

2012 China

2011 South Korea

2010 Russia

2009 Greece

2007 Brazil

2007 Sweden

2006 Bulgaria

2005 Norway

2004 Romania

2003 Luxembourg

2002 Germany

2001 Finland

1999 South Africa

1998 Jordan

1998 Japan

1997 Latvia

1997 U.S.A.

1996 Lithuania

1996 Iceland

1995 Poland

1995 Belgium

1994 Estonia

1994 Finland

1993 Italy

1992 Portugal

1991 Czechoslovakia

1991 Norway

1991 Hungary

1989 Federal Republic of Germany

1989 Vatican

1989 Nepal

1988 Luxembourg

1987 Israel

1985 Japan

1985 Zambia

1985 Austria

1984 Netherlands

1983 Finland

1983 Ireland

1982 France

1981 Iceland

1981 Canada

1980 Spain

1980 Romania

1979 Britain

1977 Finland

1975 Sweden

1974 Norway

1974 Yugoslavia

2021 Germany

2019 Argentina

2017 Ghana

2015 Indonesia

2014 Croatia

2014 China

2011 Russia

2009 Vietnam

2008 Tanzania

2008 Mexico

2007 Korea

2006 Greece

2004 Japan

2002 Belgium

2001 Thailand
2001 Slovenia

2000 Britain

2000 Romania

2000 Bulgaria

1999 Brazil

1996 South Africa

1994 Czech Republic and Slovakia

1993 Poland

1992 Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

1992 Norway

1991 U.S.

1991 Canada

1988 Morocco

1987 Hungary

1987 Australia and New Zealand

1986 Egypt

1985 Sweden

1984 Saudi Arabia

1984 Portugal

1983 Spain

1981 Japan

1979 Austria

1979 China

1978 Ireland

1978 France

1977 Yugoslavia

1977 Italy

1976 Belgium

1976 Luxembourg

1975 Soviet Union

1975 Netherlands

1974 Britain

1974 Federal Republic of Germany

1973 Sweden

1973 Norway

1973 Iceland

1973 Finland