Elizabeth II and Reagan
Ronald Reagan was one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite U.S. Presidents because of his personality. She enjoyed her meetings with the former actor and his wife, Nancy. They met several times throughout his tenure in the U.K. and the U.S. Reagan once described the Queen as a “truly fine and gracious lady.”
The duo had a shared love of horses and this brought them closer together. This went beyond the usual pleasantries of state visits because they had something in common. Queen Elizabeth visited the United States’ West Coast in 1983 and rode with Reagan during that trip (via NBC Los Angeles).