‘One of my favorite people’: What Queen Elizabeth II meant to decades of American presidents

It was her first official visit to the United States, three months before she would become Queen. President Harry S. Truman traveled in an open-topped limousine to greet her on the tarmac. In her high voice, its accent a refined counterpoint to Truman’s midwestern inflection, the 23-year-old princess offered warmth for a nation that had …

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