26 May 2011
Her great-great-great-great grandfather, King George III, could never have imagined a moment like this: the Queen of England toasting the President of the United States. She even called the U.S. Britain's most important ally. a lot can change in a couple of centuries, but the monarchy does provide some continuity. As President Obama noted in his dinner speech on May 24, during the Queen's reign there have been about a dozen presidents and a dozen prime ministers. The politicians come and go, but the Queen is here to stay.