- Queen Elizabeth II, currently the world’s longest-reigning monarch, turns 93 on April 21st.
- Since 1951, the year before she ascended to the throne, the Queen has met with 12 US presidents and helped facilitate the US and UK’s diplomatic relations.
- Here’s what the queen’s relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like from Harry Truman to Donald Trump.
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Queen Elizabeth II, currently the world’s longest-reigning monarch, turns 93 on April 21st.
Starting even before she ascended to the throne in 1952, the queen has played a major role in facilitating the US and UK’s "special" diplomatic relationship and has met with 12 American presidents at places including Buckingham Palace, the White House, and even a Baltimore Orioles game.
She traveled to Washington, DC for the first time to meet President Harry Truman in 1951 when she was a still a princess, and most recently hosted President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle last year when he visited England.
Here’s what the queen’s relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like from Harry Truman to Donald Trump.
When Queen Elizabeth was still a princess in 1951, she traveled to Washington, DC to the first time to meet President Harry Truman, and the two complimented each other’s nations. "Free men everywhere look towards the United States with affection and with hope," she told Truman.
The queen developed a close friendship with President Dwight Eisenhower, who hosted Her Majesty for her first state visit to the US as queen. They corresponded by letter for years — with the queen even sharing her recipe for grilled scones with Eisenhower.
Source: BBC America
The queen reportedly felt upstaged and outshined by Jacqueline Kennedy when she and President Kennedy toured France and England in the summer of 1961 The queen hosted them at Buckingham Palace.
Source: Washington Post
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