Queen Elizabeth II held the throne for more than six decades, which made her the longest-reigning queen in the world. Throughout that time, she met with twelve different presidents of the United States, and it’s clear that she liked some of them more than others. At the top of the list would be the charming Ronald Reagan, and at the bottom would be Jimmy Carter. But he has no one to blame but himself for that! If you thought your family dinners were tough, see how some of our nation’s presidents classically cracked under the pressure of meeting the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II’s First Presidential Visit Was When She Was a Princess
Born into royalty, Queen Elizabeth II was no amateur by the time she took the throne. She first met a U.S. president in 1951 when she was still a Princess and she and Philip were visiting Washington D.C. Her father was ill, so Elizabeth represented the royal family at just 25 years old.
Elizabeth and her husband charmed Harry Truman and rode with him in his motorcade. They were only in D.C. for two days, but she left a lasting impression on the President, who said, “Never before have we had such a wonderful young couple, who have so completely captured the hearts of all of us.”