What Queen Elizabeth’s relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizabeth II in their first trip to the United Kingdom of Biden’s presidency for the G7 summit, currently taking place in Cornwall, England. 

The Bidens will attend a reception and dinner with other G7 leaders several members of the Royal Family including the Queen, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Princess Kate, in Cornwall on Friday, June 11. 

Then, the Bidens are scheduled to visit the Queen again at Windsor Castle on Sunday, June 13. 

The Queen, who ascended to the throne in 1952 and is currently the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has played a major role in facilitating the US and UK’s “special” diplomatic relationship.

The Queen traveled to Washington, DC for the first time to meet President Harry Truman in 1951 when she was still a princess. She’s met 11 US American presidents total (Biden will be the 12th) at places including Buckingham Palace, the White House, and even a Baltimore Orioles game.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump last visited with the royals from June 3-5, 2019 on a special state visit to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  

They attended several distinctly British meet-and-greet opportunities, including tea with heir Prince Charles, a banquet at Buckingham Palace, a tour of Westminster Abbey, and a D-Day anniversary ceremony, most of which was alongside royalty.

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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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.

Sources: Vogue, UC Santa Barbara Presidency Project

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

Nevertheless, Queen Elizabeth and President Kennedy warmly corresponded until his death in 1963, after which the queen created a physical memorial and a scholarship fund in Kennedy’s honor.

Source: Washington Post

President Richard Nixon met the queen multiple times during his time as vice president and president — and reportedly tried to fix his daughter Tricia up with Prince Charles, the queen’s eldest son.


Source:: Business Insider


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