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WASHINGTON--Here;s the guest list for the Monday state dinner for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. East room entertainers will be famed violinist Itzhak Perlman and the U.S. Army Chorus.There's a second guest list for people invited for a reception with entertainment before the state dinner.

from the White House kitchen....

MENU FOR THE DINNER IN HONOR OFHER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Spring Pea Soup with Fernleaf Lavender

Chive Pizzelle with American Caviar

Newton Chardonnay “Unfiltered” 2004

Dover Sole Almondine

Roasted Artichokes, Pequillo Peppers and Olives

Saddle of Spring Lamb

Chanterelle Sauce

Fricassee of Baby Vegetables

Peter Michael “Les Pavots” 2003

Arugula, Savannah Mustard

and Mint Romaine

Champagne Dressing and Trio of Farmhouse Cheeses

“Rose Blossoms”

Schramsberg Brut Roseì 2004

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for guest lists, click below...

THE WHITE HOUSE

OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2007

GUEST LIST FOR THE STATE DINNER

IN HONOR OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILIP,

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Commander Heber Ackland, RN, Equerry in Waiting to The Queen, United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Countess Of Airlie, DCVO, DCVO, Lady in Waiting, United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Honorable Leonore Annenberg, Former United States Chief of Protocol,
Reagan Administration, FAPE Board Member

The Honorable David Dreier, United States Representative (R/California)
(Guest)

The Honorable Anne Armstrong, Former American Ambassador to Great
Britain

James L Armstrong (Son)

Mr. Lee M. Bass, Lee M. Bass, Inc.

Mrs. Ramona Bass

Mr. Sid R. Bass, President, Sid R. Bass Inc.

Mrs. Mercedes Bass

Right Honorable Margaret Beckett, MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and
Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland

Mr. Leo Beckett

The Honorable John A. Boehner, Minority Leader, United States
Representative (R/Ohio)

Mrs. Deborah Boehner

The Honorable Joshua Bolten, Assistant to the President and Chief of
Staff

Mrs. Analouise C. Bolten (Mother)

Mr. Calvin Borel, Jockey, 133rd Kentucky Derby Winner (2007)

Ms. Lisa Funk (Guest)

Mrs. Katherine E. Boyd, Katherine E. Boyd Interior Design

Mrs. Eva Elkins, Sister-in-law to Mrs. Katherine Boyd (Guest)

Miss Barbara Bush

Mr. Jay Blount (Guest)

The Honorable John Ellis 'Jeb' Bush, Former Governor of Florida

Mrs. Columba Bush

Ms. Elizabeth L. Cheney

The Honorable Philip J. Perry, Partner, Latham & Watkins

The Honorable Richard Cheney, Vice President of the United States

The Honorable Lynne V. Cheney

Mr. James Click, President, Jim Click Ford, Inc.

Ms. Carrie Click (Daughter)

The Honorable John Danilovich, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium
Challenge Corporation

Mrs. Irene Danilovich

Mr. Rohan De Silva, Pianists

Mrs. Marta Domingo, Wife of Maestro Placido Domingo

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Honorable Donald L. Evans, Chief Executive Office, Financial
Services Forum

Mrs. Susan Evans

The Honorable William S. Farish, Former American Ambassador to the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mrs. Sarah Farish

The Honorable Fred Fielding, Counsel to the President, White House
Counsel

Mrs. Maria Fielding

Mr. Brad Freeman, General Partner, Freeman Spogli & Co.

The Honorable Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense

Mrs. Becky Gates

Mr. Christopher Geidt, OBE, Deputy Private Secretary to The Queen,
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sir Martin Gilbert, Author of Churchill and the Americans

Lady Esther Gilbert, London, England

Mr. David Gregory, NBC

Ms. Beth Wilkinson (Spouse)

The Honorable Stephen J. Hadley, Assistant to the President for National
Security Affairs

Mrs. Robert Hadley (Mother)

Mrs. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Host, The View

Mr. Timothy Hasselbeck, Professional Football Player

Mr. Peter Hayes, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State,
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Steven Holland, White House Correspondent, Reuters

Mrs. Lucie Holland

Mr. Ray L. Hunt, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Hunt
Consolidated, Inc.

Mr. Hunter L. Hunt, President, Hunt Power, L.P. (Son)

Brigadier Sir Miles Hunt-Davis, KCVO CBE, Private Secretary to The Duke
Of Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Right Honorable Sir Robin Janvrin, KCVO, CB, Private Secretary to
The Queen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Honorable Michael O. Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture

Mrs. Stephanie Johanns

The Honorable Clay Johnson III, Deputy Director for Management, Office
of Management and Budget

Mrs. Anne S. Johnson, Director, Arts in Embassies Program, Department of
State

The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior

Mrs. Patricia Kempthorne

Mr. Richard D. Kinder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kinder
Morgan, Inc

Mrs. Nancy Kinder, President, Kinder Foundation

The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger, Trustee, Gerald R. Ford Foundation
and, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Mrs. Nancy Kissinger

Mr. Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., Chairman and President, Kohler Company

Mrs. Natalie B. Kohler

The Honorable Trent Lott, United States Senator (R/Mississippi)

Mrs. Tricia Lott

His Excellency Sir David Manning, KCMG, British Ambassador to the United
States

Lady Catherine M. Manning

Mr. Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts

Mrs. Ashley Manning

Mr. John Marion, Honorary Chairman, Sotheby's North America

Mrs. Anne Marion

The Honorable Mitch McConnell, United States Senator (R/Kentucky)

The Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor

Mr. Charles B. Moncrief

Mrs. Kit Moncrief

Mr. James W. Nantz III, CBS Sportscaster, CBS

Mrs. Ann-Lorraine Nantz

Mr. Joseph J. O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Culinary Group

Mrs. Katherine O'Donnell

General Peter Pace, USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mrs. Lynne Pace

Mr. Arnold D. Palmer, Professional Golfer

Ms. Kathleen Palmer

The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury

Mrs. Wendy Paulson

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, United States Representative (D/California)

Mr. Paul Pelosi

Mr. A. Jerrold Perenchio, Chairman and CEO, Chartwell Partners

Mrs. Margie Perenchio

Mr. Itzhak Perlman, World Renowned Violinist

Mrs. Toby Lynn Perlman

Mr. Boone Pickens, BP Capital, LLC

Mrs. Madeleine Pickens

The Honorable Colin L. Powell, Former Secretary of State

Mrs. Alma Powell

The Honorable Earl A. Powell III, Director, National Gallery of Art

Mrs. Nancy Powell

Mrs. Nancy Reagan

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State

Mr. Gene A. Washington, Director of Football Operations, National
Football League (Guest)

The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., The Chief Justice of the United
States

Mrs. Jane Sullivan Roberts

Ms. Robin Roberts, ABC

Miss Penny Russell-Smith, LVO, Press Secretary to The Queen, United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Michael Sacco, President, Seafarers International Union (SIU)

Mrs. Sophie Sacco

Mr. Gerry Shaheen, Group President, Caterpillar

Mrs. Pam Shaheen

The Honorable George P. Shultz, Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford
Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Mrs. Charlotte Shultz, Chief of Protocol, California State

Mr. Harold C. Simmons, Chairman, Valhi Inc.

Mrs. Annette Simmons

The Honorable Tony Snow, Assistant to the President and Press Secretary

Mrs. Jill Ellen Snow

The Honorable Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education

Mr. Robert Spellings

Surgeon Captain David Swain, CVO RN, Medical Officer to The Queen,
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Honorable Robert Tuttle, American Ambassador to the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mrs. Maria Tuttle, Spouse of the American Ambassador to the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Mark Vincent, Brother to Mrs. Cheney

Mrs. Linda Vincent, Sister-in-law to Mrs. Cheney

Mr. Richard Wolffe, Newsweek

Ms. Paula Cuello (Spouse)
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GUEST LIST FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT PRECEDING THE STATE DINNER

IN HONOR OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILIP,

DUKE OF EDINBURGH


THE PRESIDENT and MRS. BUSH

The Honorable David S. Addington, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President and Counsel, Office of the Vice President

Mrs. Cindy Addington

The Honorable Judy Ansley, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council

Mr. Stephen Ansley

The Honorable Andrea Ball

Mr. Lonnie Ball

The Honorable Mary A. Bomar, Director, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior

Mr. Milton Bomar

Ms. Lynda Burns, Private Secretary to Sir David Manning

Mr. Alfonso Gironella

Mr. Alan Charlton, Deputy Head of Mission, UK Embassy

Mrs. Judith Charlton

Ms. Wendy Cortesi, Author and Illustrator

Ms. Elisabetta Cortesi (Daughter)

Mr. Ben Donenberg, Producing Artistic Director, Will Power to Youth/Shakespeare Festival LA

Ms. Wendy Garen (Guest)

Ms. Amanda Downes, Social Secretary to the British Ambassador

Dr. Brent D. Glass, Director, National Museum of American History

Ms. Cathryn Keller (Guest)

Mr. Paul Greenhalgh, Director and President, Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design

Mrs. Sarah Chapoton (Guest)

Mr. Edward Griffiths, Deputy Master of the Household, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Honorable Joseph W. Hagin, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff

Ms. Mary A. Haines, Deputy Executive Secretary for Scheduling and Advance, National Security Council

The Honorable Terrell Halaska, Assistant Secretary, Office of Legislative Affairs

Ms. Patricia Blecha

Mr. Timothy Hewlett, OBE, Director of Royal Travel, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dr. John P. Howe III, President and CEO, Project HOPE

Ms. Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, The Children's Inn at NIH

Mr. Paul Johnston, First Secretary, Press, British Embassy

Mrs. Felicity Johnston

The Honorable Joel David Kaplan, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Office of the Chief of Staff

Ms. Laura Cox Kaplan

The Honorable Brett Kavanaugh, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals

The Honorable Ashley Kavanaugh

The Honorable Karen Keller, Special Assistant to the President and Personal Secretary

Mrs. Cynthia Keller Bollweg (Mother)

Miss Angela Kelly, MVO, The Queen's Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser to The Queen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dr. Perri Klass

Mr. Lawrence Wolff (Guest)

Miss Emma Lamberton, Secretary to the Private Secretary, Sir R Janvrin, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, Rector, Saint John's Church

Mrs. Lucille Leon

The Honorable John Marburger III, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Mrs. Carol Marburger

Mr. Dominic Martin, Counsellor - Political, Economic and Public Affairs, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Emily Walter

Mr. Ray Martinez, Acting Chief of Protocol, United Department of State

Ms. Marin Gibson (Guest)

The Honorable Anita McBride, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Office of Mrs. Bush

The Honorable Timothy J. McBride, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Freddie Mac

Ms. Sally McDonough, Director of Communications and Press Secretary for Mrs. Bush, Office of Mrs. Bush

Mr. John Niemiec

Mr. Dale Moore, Chief of Staff, Department of Agriculture

Mrs. Faith Moore

Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Dr. Gary Nabel, Director of the Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Honorable Claire O'Donnell, Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for Operations, OVP

Mr. Brian O'Donnell (Brother)

The Honorable Dana Perino, Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary, Office of the Press Secretary

Mr. Peter McMahon (Spouse)

Mrs. Suzanne Robinson

Mr. Davis Roland Robinson

Mr. Richard Rodgers, Senior Visits Officer, British Embassy

Mrs. Anne Rodgers

The Honorable Scott Sforza, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for Production, Office of Communications

Mrs. Holly H. Shimizu, Director, United States Botanic Garden

Mr. Osamu Shimizu

Mr. Jonathan Sinclair, First Secretary, Political Section, British Embassy

Mrs. Helen Sinclair

The Honorable Sara Taylor, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Political Affairs, Office of Political Affairs

The Honorable Israel Hernandez (Guest)

Ms. Elsie M. Walker

Mr. Al Kilborne

The Honorable Peter Wehner, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives

Ms. Cindy Browning (Spouse)

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THE WHITE HOUSE

OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2007

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE STATE DINNER

IN HONOR OF

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILIP,

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Entertainment in the East Room

ITZHAK PERLMAN

Born in Israel in 1945, Itzhak Perlman completed his initial training as a violinist at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, Israel. He came to New York and was propelled into the international arena by appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Following his studies at the Juilliard School, he won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964. Since then, Mr. Perlman has appeared in countless recitals and festivals, and as a soloist with every major orchestra throughout the world. He participated in historic concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as they made their first appearances in Warsaw, Budapest, the Soviet Union, China and India. In recent years, he has delighted many audiences as a conductor as well.

Among Mr. Perlman’s many awards are four Emmys and fifteen Grammys. In 2000 he received the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton, and in 2003 he was one of the Kennedy Center Honors recipients in recognition of his many distinguished achievements.

Mr. Perlman devotes considerable time to education. His most recent Emmy award was for the PBS documentary “Fiddling for the Future,” a film about his work as a teacher and conductor in the Perlman Summer Music Program. At Juilliard, where he also teaches, he was awarded an honorary doctorate and a Centennial Medal on the occasion of the school’s 100th commencement ceremony in May 2005.

Mr. Perlman’s presence on stage, on camera, and in personal appearances of all kinds speaks eloquently and triumphantly on behalf of persons with disabilities, and his devotion to their cause is an integral part of his life.

THE U.S ARMY CHORUS

The U.S. Army Chorus was established in 1956 as the vocal counterpart of The U. S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” From its inception, the Chorus has maintained a reputation of excellence and a broad repertoire, singing music in many genres and languages. The Chorus often performs at the White House and is a standard feature of each Presidential inaugural.

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REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY

IN A MEDIA PREVIEW

FOR THE STATE DINNER

IN HONOR OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF GREAT BRITAIN

AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

State Dining Room

2:25 P.M.

MRS. BUSH: Hello, everyone. We're so happy tonight to have the opportunity to entertain Her Majesty and His Highness, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, for a white tie dinner. They hosted us at Buckingham Palace in 2003 for a white tie dinner, and we're really thrilled to have the opportunity to host them.

We came to the State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth back in '93* when President Bush was President, and so we know what this dinner will be like, and we've been really looking forward to it for that reason.

We just had a luncheon. It was just a family, relaxing luncheon. We had our two ambassadors -- Ambassador Tuttle, the U.S. ambassador to England, and Sir David Manning, the ambassador to Washington from Great Britain. And then we had George's sister Dorothy and her son Sam, and George's brother Marvin and his wife Margaret, who both live in the area. And so we had a very fun and relaxing lunch. And I will say, Cris, the food was superb. It was really great. And I know you saw when it went back that everyone ate everything. (Laughter.)

And Bill did a beautiful dessert that was a big flower sort of arrangement of spun sugar in the middle on sort of an egg, and then little watering cans of chocolate sorbet. And so it was a beautiful garden theme for that dessert.

Let's see. Tonight's entertainment is Itzhak Perlman. I think you all have already seen that in the release, which I think will be great. And George and I are very, very proud to have him as our entertainment for Her Majesty. We'll also have the Strolling Strings, as usual, that will come in during dessert. And then the Army Chorus will sing to close the evening.

So I think we'll have a really great time there. I think you've all seen the guest list, and in a minute I think they'll bring you over so you can see who's sitting at the President's table and who's sitting at my table. Our special surprise guest -- and we had saved two places to be able to ask someone from the Kentucky Derby, and so we have the jockey, Calvin Borel. So we're very thrilled to have him tonight and his girlfriend for the dinner, as well.

Let's see, you can see how beautiful the flowers are, and right here is the whole team that put all of this together -- Amy Zantzinger, who is our new social secretary, and she has initiation by fire, starting with the most elegant and most formal State Dinner that we'll host. And she's done a terrific job. Also, this is Admiral Steve Rochon. He's our new chief usher. And once again, this is his first State Dinner, and it's such a very, very important State Dinner. And he's done a terrific job. I hope you all will have a chance to get to know him.

Bill Yosses is our dessert chef, and he also -- well, you were here a year, you've been -- is it a year? No, just six months. And he's done a terrific job. And Nancy, our florist, Nancy Clarke that you all know. You've met her at all the Christmas previews and all the other previews. She's been here for many years, and once again, you can see her arrangements are just magnificent, and they're just so perfect and elegant, I think, for Her Majesty. And Cris Comerford, who is our executive chef. I know you all know Cris. And she's been here for a while, but fairly new as the chief chef, as the executive chef. And she's been fixing really, really wonderful food. And today's lunch was certainly that way, and I know tonight's dinner will be delicious, too. I don't know if you all have seen the menu cards. Have they -- do you know if they -- have you seen those? So you've seen what we're serving tonight.

So I think it will be a really beautiful dinner, and I want you all to be able to ask them anything you want to know about what all of them have done. I will tell you that we did have to talk the President into white tie. (Laughter.) He was not that -- Dr. Rice and I took it upon ourselves to talk him into it, because we thought if we were ever going to have a white tie event, this would be the one. And so he was glad to wear white tie. But I don't know about the rest of our guests, especially the ones from Texas. They're probably having to go out and rent theirs this afternoon. (Laughter.)

But anyway, it's going to be a very fun and festive evening, and we're so happy to have this opportunity. It's really a huge privilege to have the opportunity to entertain Her Majesty, and to underscore how important our relationship is and has been through our whole history with Great Britain, and what a staunch ally Great Britain is of ours and how much we appreciate it.

So I guess that's it, unless Sally thinks of something else I didn't tell. So I'll let you all take over with all the people who actually did all the work and put all this together. And doesn't it look so pretty?

Thanks everybody. Thank you all.

END 2:32 P.M. EDT

*The State Dinner was held in 1991.


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i hand a wonderful time...and i think i saw the wolfman having a pina colada...his hair was perfect.

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