One guest who knows she's included in the Washington festivities is former first lady Nancy Reagan, who is making plans to fly in for a party at the British Embassy. Also expected on the Ambassador Sir David and Lady Catherine Manning's party list is another former first lady, Sen. Hillary Clinton. But what's the protocol for the other former first ladies? If you invite one, must all be included? "They should all be invited. Otherwise they'll be hurt,'' says former Kennedy administration White House social secretary and etiquette expert Leticia Baldridge. "Every single living first lady has known the Queen because she has been queen for so long. And every single one should be invited to something, whether it be breakfast, lunch, a tea or a dinner.''
As for where they'll all stay, expect the Queen and Prince Philip to stay at Blair House, the President's official guest house. And Reagan plans to bivouac in a hotel. But who will get dibs on the Queen's Bedroom upstairs at the White House? Odds are George and Barbara Bush have the inside track on that one.