Over the decades, many visitors have walked the lawns and sipped champagne at Bermuda’s Government House, some have even planted Bermuda Cedar trees. Here is a brief selection of some of our favourite images of visiting royals and U.S. Presidents who have been hosted at Government House.


The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson


U.S. President Richard Nixon


Queen Elizabeth II plants a Bermuda Cedar tree, as is customary for visitors to Government House


January 1931: Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Prince George receive guests at Government House


Government House party on October 20, 1970: H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales with former Governor, Lord Martonmere and Terry Tucker


December 1961: At Government House during the “Big Two” meeting, President of the U.S., John F. Kennedy, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and the then Governor, Major General Sir Julian Gascoigne.


U.S. President George H. W. Bush prepares to plant a Bermuda Cedar tree on the grounds of Government House