As The Queen hosts President Trump at this week’s State Visit, Robert Lacey is quoted in the Washington Post:
“That’s the queen’s job, dealing with people whether she likes them or not,” said Robert Lacey, a royal biographer, who noted that the queen may not have liked all of 13 British prime ministers who have served during her long reign, but she still meets them every week for “audiences” and “treats them with total dignity.”
“The queen has dealt with monsters in her time, from Idi Amin to Robert Mugabe,” he said, “and this is an elected head of state of our most important ally and friend. This is her job.”
Eight previous U.S. presidents have visited the queen during her long reign, dating to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959. But Trump is only the third American leader to receive the honour of a state visit, following presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
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