White House Wednesdays

President and Mrs. Kennedy along with Caroline and John Jr. sit on the Truman Balcony watching the Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment on the South Lawn of the White House, November 13, 1963. President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy invited a number of schoolchildren in the area to attend the performance. The Black Watch… Read More

Future first lady covered Queen Elizabeth’s coronation for Washington Times-Herald at age 24  By Jennifer Pickens| Fox News Please see my recent Op-Ed on FoxNews.com. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96, journalists from around the world will gather in London in coming months to cover the coronation of her son, King Charles III, just… Read More

Please see my recent Op-Ed on FoxNews.com. Queen Elizabeth’s last state dinner at the White House was in 2007. She extended a very special invitation to the residence staff after that special occasion  By Jennifer Pickens| Fox News Queen Elizabeth II was no stranger to the United States and the White House. She first visited in… Read More

Without a doubt, my most favorite and most rewarding piece I have ever written as a historian was my chapter on the Queen at the White House. It should have been a book by itself. She was the “tapestry,” as @katie_nicholl would say, that held all together. In her first Christmas broadcast, following her accession in 1952,… Read More