- Queen Elizabeth II has met more US presidents than any other head of state.
- These reunions have often garnered the most attention for their unscripted moments.
- The Queen’s sense of humor allowed her to dispense with protocol and overlook presidential missteps.
WASHINGTON — Early in her reign, Britain’s 25-year-old Queen Elizabeth II received crucial advice from Winston Churchill: Stay close to Americans.
“And that’s exactly what she did,” said Anita McBride, a board member of the White House Historical Association and former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.