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Trump steps up claims of a special relationship with Queen Elizabeth

President Donald Trump bragged Queen Elizabeth had the most fun in 25 years when he saw her during his state visit to the UK – even though the Queen hasn’t publicly commented on politics since 1952, the year she ascended to the throne. 

‘I had such a great relationship and we were laughing and having fun. Her people told me she hasn’t had so much fun in 25 years,’ Trump told ‘Fox & Friends’ in a 45-minute interview Friday morning.

‘Now, then I got criticized for it because they said we were having too much fun. It doesn’t matter, but we have a great relationship and I had a great relationship with Charles, and honestly I have a very good relationship with a lot of the foreign leaders,’ he added.

President Donald Trump bragged Queen Elizabeth had the most fun in 25 years when he saw her during his state visit to the UK

The president has said he and the Queen have an 'incredible' relationship

The president has said he and the Queen have an ‘incredible’ relationship

But the Queen has been to several joyous events in the past 25 years, including attending the Braemar Highlight Gathering in 2012 with Prince Charles

But the Queen has been to several joyous events in the past 25 years, including attending the Braemar Highlight Gathering in 2012 with Prince Charles

She's also celebrated her Diamond Jubilee as seen here with Prince Charles, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge

She’s also celebrated her Diamond Jubilee as seen here with Prince Charles, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge

The Queen has celebrated many happy events in the 25-year time frame that President Trump referred to. 

She has marked her Golden and Diamond jubilees on the throne, attended numerous family weddings, celebrated the birth of several great grand children – including George, Charlotte, Louis and Archie – saw her horse win the Gold Cup and stole the show at the 2012 Olympics when she participated in a James Bond video with actor Daniel Craig. 

In the video, which played during the opening ceremony, 007 arrived at Buckingham Palace to escort the Queen to the ceremony.

She delivered the line: ‘Good evening, Mr. Bond’ to the delight of the crowd. 

The crowd at London’s Olympic Park also roared when two stunt doubles – dressed as the Queen and James Bond – parachuted into the stadium. 

The palace said the Queen was ‘happy’ and ‘delighted’ to take part in the video.

She’s also enjoyed state visits with the Obamas and the Bushes in the past 25 years along with several other world leaders, including a 2015 visit with Nelson Mandela that was said to be a particular joy for her. 

The Queen took part in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony; here she attends a swimming competition

The Queen took part in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony; here she attends a swimming competition 

The Queen was visibly delighted when her horse when the Gold Cup in 2013

The Queen was visibly delighted when her horse when the Gold Cup in 2013

The Queen with her Estimate in the Winners Circle

The Queen with her Estimate in the Winners Circle

And then there are other events in the course of her royal duties. 

She was spotted smiling broadly in 2018 when she sat in the front row of designer Richard Quinn’s London fashion show next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour. 

She awarded Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. 

But one of her greatest moments was in 2013, when her horse Estimate won the Gold Cup at Ascot.

A life-long lover of horses who breeds at her own stable, the Queen clapped her hands with delight when her four-year-old filly crossed the finish line.

Peter Phillips, the Queen’s grandson, said at the time: ‘It’s been amazing, this is her passion, this is her life, every year she is here, every year she strives to have winners and to win the big one at Royal Ascot means so much to her and so much to her supporters.’ 

The Queen remains famously tight-lipped about her views on politics.

The Queen with her husband Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Doria Ragland, and the Duchess of Sussex, who is introducing Baby Archie

The Queen with her husband Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Doria Ragland, and the Duchess of Sussex, who is introducing Baby Archie

The Queen at last week's Trooping of the Guard with Prince William and Prince George

The Queen at last week’s Trooping of the Guard with Prince William and Prince George

The Queen attended a fashion show in 2018 with Vogue editor Anna Wintour

The Queen attended a fashion show in 2018 with Vogue editor Anna Wintour

When The Sun reported in March 2016 the monarch backed Brexit, the palace was quick to snap back. 

‘The Queen remains politically neutral as she has for 63 years,’ the palace said. ‘The referendum is a matter for the British people to decide.’

The Queen has never given an interview to the press and has never voted in an election.

Her views, which she shares in private conversations, have sometimes leaked out. 

During the Scottish referendum campaign, she was reported as saying: ‘I hope people will think very carefully about the future.’

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II watch part of a children's sports during a Diamond Jubilee in 2012

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II watch part of a children’s sports during a Diamond Jubilee in 2012

The Queen with President Obama in 2011

The Queen with President Obama in 2011

The Queen on a state visit to the U.S. in 2007, attending a white-tie state dinner at the White House with President George W. Bush

The Queen on a state visit to the U.S. in 2007, attending a white-tie state dinner at the White House with President George W. Bush

But Trump has bragged about his relationship with her and their time together ‘incredible.’

‘I think I can say I really got to know her because I sat with her many times and we had automatic chemistry, you understand that feeling, it’s a good feeling,’ he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham last week.

Trump and the Queen met at Buckingham Palace on the first day of the trip – which included a white-tie state dinner. The two also paid tribute to D-Day veterans during a ceremony at Portsmouth.  

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