First of all I have to say that I am an avid fan of the series “The Crown” and have watched it at least two times now.
I know that every little thing is not historically correct but it does give one a feel for the monarchy and their rules and what they go through to be the monarchy and retain their lifestyle….
And aside from that and the fascination and love that most of us had back in the day for Princess Diana, and recently watching the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle I don’t pay too much attention to the royals.
But with Trump’s visit to the UK and the immense displeasure of their people for having him there and the protests I researched a bit.
That was President Jimmy Carter visiting Newcastle with a crowd of 20,000 cheering him on.
“When JFK came in 1961, half a million people lined the route between London airport and the west end to catch a glimpse of him and his wife Jackie Kennedy.”
“US presidents also enjoyed a warm relationship with the Royal Family. Eisenhower was a particular favourite of the Queen, who invited him to stay at Balmoral – the only president to do so.”
“Ronald Reagan also got on well with the Queen, who in 1982 personally invited him to stay at Windsor Castle and go for a ride in the Great Park.
And they rode horses together:
In 1994, Bill and Hillary Clinton were honored with a sleepover on board the royal yacht Britannia in Portsmouth.”
George Bush spent the night at Buckingham Palace.
President Barack Obama and the Queen:
All of these presidents were welcomed fairly warmly, had State Dinners, etc.
What a contrast this week has been. And it is worth noting. MASSIVE protests across the UK and Scotland. They don’t approve of this president Trump and what he stands for and says and does.
But I wanted to find some photos of when she was younger…
That same beautiful welcoming smile was extended to President Trump and Melania today at age 92 : )
credits: BBC News, Seniorark.com, USA Today, People