Starting Early

Starting Early

Princess Elizabeth made her first state visit to America in 1951 when President Harry Truman was in office.

He said of the occasion: "I am sincerely sorry that you can't go from one end of the country to the other as you did in Canada, because Margaret tells me that whenever anybody becomes acquainted with you they immediately fall in love with you."

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Film: America Hails Princess