“You go back a couple of generations and it was literally like waxworks coming out, it was very stiff and there wasn’t much hands-on parenting at all.”
The Queen is set to meet Donald Trump for a second time during his state visit to the UK next week. And while President Trump may be looking forward to his royal meeting, he won’t be staying at Buckingham Palace due to building works - nor will he be taken on a carriage procession, at the insistence of US security services. The Queen is set for one of her easiest state visits , according to royal biographer Robert Hardman - but it is certainly not her first meeting with a US President. Read more from Yahoo News UK: Trump says he might meet Boris and Farage during state visit More than 750k Europeans have applied to stay in UK after Brexit Unseen messages show how Nazis fell for D-Day plan In fact, Her Majesty has met with 12 Presidents, including Trump, during her time as Queen. One of those was in fact when she was still a mere princess - but came three months before she became Queen. Here is the roll call of all the Presidents the Queen has had the pleasure of getting to know over the years...
Yahoo UK's Head of Finance Lianna Brinded speaks to royal finance expert David McClure about how the Queen gets her money and how she spends it. Host Kate Thornton also speaks to the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, PR expert Nick Ede and economics journalist Daisy McAndrew. They discuss whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will opt for the royal baby photocall, how transparent the royals should be about their finances and whether they could take a leaf out of the Swedish Royal Family's book, when it comes to their historic properties.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen have always had a close relationship, with Kate speaking about Her Majesty’s caring nature during an interview to mark her 90th birthday in 2016. With the duchess set to be William’s Queen Consort when he takes the throne in future, she’s got a good mentor in the 92-year-old monarch. Kate began dating William at university in 2003 and she reportedly met the Queen for the first time at Peter and Autumn Phillips’ wedding in 2008. William proposed in November 2010 and the couple were married in April 2011, when the Queen gave them the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kate and Her Majesty had their first official engagement together in Leicester in March 2012, to mark the first date of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. Before that, they viewed Kate’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress on display at a Buckingham Palace exhibition. Since then, they’ve hosted receptions at the palace together and have been present on the famous balcony for annual events such as Trooping the Colour. They also enjoyed a girls day out together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2012, when they visited London’s Fortnum & Mason. The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have taken some style lessons from Her Majesty, favouring block coloured shift dresses and bold coats. She’s even borrowed jewellery from the royal vaults, including tiaras, brooches and earrings. Take a look at Kate and the Queen’s best moments together over the years.