Harry Middleton, the first director of the LBJ Library, escorted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to an event at the Library. He said:
"It was governor Ann Richards who invited the Queen and her party to come to Austin, and she chose the LBJ Library as the place to have the royal visit and dinner. Governor Richards had no husband, and since it was going to be at the LBJ Library, I by default inherited that enviable task of escorting the Queen. I was really quite nervous about meeting Queen Elizabeth. But she was charming."