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Queen Elizabeth IIs Reign of Dignity

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Queen Elizabeth II at St Georges Chapel in Windsor, England, in 2019.


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Britains Queen

Elizabeth II,

who celebrates her platinum jubilee this weekend, has ruled for more than a quarter of the U.S.s unruly existence. Looking back on her experience of the U.S. and its people during 70 years as monarch, she might note how little has changed. Her first prime minister,

Winston Churchill,

had an American mother. Her current prime minister,

Boris Johnson,

was born in New York and only renounced his U.S. citizenship in 2016. Today as in the 1950s, Britain is bickering with France, and is allied tightly with the U.S. against Russia. One of the queens relativesnot her uncle

Edward VIII,

but her grandson Prince Harryis complaining in the American media that his family doesnt understand him.

Since the queens accession in 1952, links between the U.S. and U.K. have intensified at every level, from military and intelligence coordination to politics, finance and entertainment. Two of the last three presidents are children of subjects of her father George VI:

Barack Obama

on his fathers side and

Donald Trump

on his mothers. Prince Harrys marriage to

Meghan Markle

continues the trans-Atlantic merging that has been going on since

Randolph Churchill

married Brooklyn-born

Jennie Jerome.

So do the queens Zoom visits with her great-grandchildren in Montecito, Calif.

Her majesty might accept that

Dean Acheson

was right in 1962 when he said Britain was no longer strong enough to act as an independent broker between Russia and the U.S. But she might challenge Achesons line that Britain had lost an empire but not yet found a role. After 1945, as Churchill understood, Britains global role was to be Americas wingman. The role of

Queen Elizabeth,

now 96, is to be a key member of the ground crew. She and

Henry Kissinger,

who just turned 99, are among the few public figures who can remember the Suez Crisis of 1956, which confirmed the Cold War pecking order.

With the U.S. established as the Wests Top Gun, all 14 of Elizabeth IIs prime ministers have played

Anthony Edwards

Goose to

Tom Cruises

Maverick. Boris Johnson has jumped into this role in Ukraine like

Margaret Thatcher

in the Cold War and

Tony Blair

after 9/11. The European Unions disordered response to the war in Ukraine shows that the U.K. is Americas most reliable European ally and that Brexit has refocused Britain on the trans-Atlantic alliance.

Only the pope wields as much soft power as the queen, and he, to paraphrase Stalin, lacks a seat at the United Nations Security Council and a second-strike nuclear deterrent. Tea with her majesty remains the ultimate photo-op, and Britains diplomats have traded it with American presidents as assiduously as their forebears traded Indian tea to the colonies. Queen Elizabeth has met 13 of the last 14 U.S. presidents, beginning with Truman on her 1951 American visit, when she was still a princess. In 2021, President Biden had tea at Windsor Castle. The odd man out was President

Lyndon Johnson,

though it is possible they met at a state dinner during her 1957 visit, when Johnson was Senate majority leader.

Much in the U.S. has changed for the better in the past 70 years, but Queen Elizabeth would not see a nation at ease with itself. The improvement in race relations in America would have been near-unimaginable in 1952. Yet the queen, like many of Americas friends, might wonder why the politics of race continues to divide its people.

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