The ‘Special Relationship’ – A History of Meetings Between British Monarchs and U.S. Presidents

GERALD FORD AND ELIZABETH II

Queen Elizabeth dances with President Ford at the White House, July 17, 1976. (Ricardo Thomas/White House, Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library/AP Images)

President Gerald Ford may have been parodied on Saturday Night Live for trips and falls, but he danced gracefully with Queen Elizabeth at a state dinner in 1976, when she traveled to the U.S. to observe our Bicentennial.

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