Queen Elizabeth II's relationship with America
Lord Watson of Richmond on how it has grown over the past 60 years
- Duration 9:27
- Date Jun 8, 2012
Lord Watson of Richmond on how it has grown over the past 60 years
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We're moving on now to lord Watson he's the author of the queen and the USA and we're taking a hard left -- -- but but -- because you're not talking pregnancy and we're not talking babies we're actually talking about Queen Elizabeth and and she just celebrated sixty years on the throne as queen and it was a monumental moment.
In London as as the queen's jubilee was celebrated worldwide all the national networks all around the world we're taking it.
Queen Elizabeth relationship with America we have very.
Fondness over her you know that America I think because we don't have a royal family we look to the royal family and and we're just wowed by it.
Well if you think about -- Seattle's but it is very important role -- is solid absolutely rivets and -- -- topic.
So it -- a beautiful desperate to congratulate all of a few solid putts thank you I appreciate am waiting got a call from Queen Elizabeth she would -- MacKenzie.
She's just allegedly -- over Dodgers should probably -- a late shall never shall never know but when it comes to reaching out to me.
Why should it happen that a fact we'll probably -- -- we have to do something about it.
That was it he's -- -- be great celebration.
I flew to New York -- on Wednesday.
Having just beaten punch with a creative more bright house and we had -- -- heads of the commonwealth countries including many of the prime minister's.
I commission visible respite she was in fantastic form I mean she she has extraordinary -- If you really think about it.
-- -- once said to me that.
The queen -- perhaps three absolutism it's I mean she must be able to sleep at night.
And flying through it and I've talked sensible and secondly she was have a fantastic -- distances.
And further actions have -- it's public's.
But I could recruit actually comes up -- the whole story.
She's amazing I mean -- and I love.
Seeing video of her when she was a child and -- she was pushed into this role -- when she was not born helpful to assume.
-- disposition as queen and I've -- a very humble childhood and she's still that same humble woman today well I think.
Think the key thing is that.
She made a speech when she was -- princess of the I remember picked up.
And she said with a my life in normal full dedicated to the people -- to the community of nations.
-- and I think she really.
Has done that and that's given the -- straight from the consistency to gonna do the job.
And what people -- reason for this huge outflow of perfection and in Britain I -- enormous.
Is it underpinned by respect.
I mean people really that motto -- she's right and -- had ups and downs was in.
I just found that went wrong or respite.
Since you've had tough times -- -- good but there is this coal consistency about them.
And she's never given it Jews -- -- the states and Washington -- on Wednesday because she's -- hole.
And she came into this role with oldies but this does everything else that's where it was big hat and a and she just went relevant to everybody.
She have a special question and toss them -- -- -- they will she's very well briefed schools she works incredibly.
You know when you talk about works incredibly hard and that is something that was -- in her from very -- early on any talk about the the type of work the jobs that she did these are not glamorous jobs and she has.
-- a mechanic.
In the war here in the war -- this is a woman who was a mechanic I mean she broke the mold as far as I'm concerned and she's not only a role model for.
-- for girls in her agent her day in age but to have a woman in America that has such.
Standard -- by such royal standards -- how that kind of background really does make you related sort of like.
I'm not comparing the royal family to the present -- United States but when you have a leader -- she's considered a leader.
And as she is and of course is that how people relate to leaders is knowing that they -- I think that's -- that she's a very good listener of Bob Ryan and she she has empathy and it's sorting -- that she's the queen actually is of course a very wealthy person like and she lives but she would never noticing that she doesn't like this doesn't lot of money told.
Doesn't know fruitful.
Some real space through.
What she carrier -- go through his perfect focus.
Picking up it's up to empty bag that she carries that's just she does things and it at all about it -- don't know much about it.
But seven I think that what people feel is that this is a person who.
By being consistent.
Has enabled everybody else to -- much better with trade.
And if you think of what's happened at least six he has a little with the public let's move to solve it you do all separates it.
And yet she's been as a consistent figure.
And we've all got to the united in our private lives -- publicly adapt.
To circumstances as they checked and treason maple.
The British people -- the British commonwealth to adapt to entirely new situation.
And if you think about it when should Cave Creek.
It was still we have actually I mean India and it depends but it was everybody else was -- In the -- and it's now fifty formations all independent wonderful relationship.
And when she came in the other day they didn't play the national actually -- about music but that way you.
Respect and affection.
That came out from all these people from always took us about that.
It's been a very good humans through.
Not to drugs only all looked at -- -- -- -- of the Rick actionable looked at us 1000 votes whether was.
The temperature plummeted.
It died to -- -- to operate.
Said the police office that well how I get in central and that -- -- them.
Very respectful it's it will -- -- you have to take the underground.
Besides as I -- these of the about a thousand little people trying to get on to say -- a week Q would.
The tube station very narrow between two walls.
The priest that took part because -- they read me allowing a hundred people on the station at a time when the trains case.
And I -- this is this has the potential for results -- was every.
Nationality of -- -- and waving union jacks but getting rich now -- it was so good you.
The relationship with the please the people -- -- test.
And I thought well in a way that's part of their treatment that she's made -- comfortable with -- it's.
Multiethnic very diverse society which is new for most people.
If it's a great -- It's really -- -- great achievement and and so your book by the way and that's the very impressive book -- told imperial we have a screen grab of it but when you come back to the end is unsure exactly how huge this thing just think that that's Greengrass does not do it justice.
The queen and the USA by the lord Watson of Richmond and this is.
To a hardware it's absolutely beautiful how long first of all did you work on -- -- I have cold -- -- -- -- -- equity Edward and -- helped enormously with this and the palace has is well because they've.
Actually provide -- -- -- fourth including most of the ones with the US president.
That leg -- including the iconic swap of third Reagan and I.
Riding together with the great poem which proves what a great -- Ups and there are a lot of wonderful photographs in here and dumb and here's one of her and and former President Bush and one of her.
And President Obama and she does have a very close relationship -- -- goes with the United States in your book.
Goes on to explain her relationship with America it's and why she's so well respected by -- country.
Well I mean I think first -- very important I mean she she loves America and she's been a great many times.
Will state visits to the US or anywhere else.
She perfectly bulbs contribute -- perhaps -- that's partly courses.
A course that I guess Angelos -- -- loved horses and she little girl and she came she's come to Richmond Virginia twice the -- down 400 right answer.
Says it's -- it's but it's not just the state relationship it's personal right.
And it's based on values that our two countries -- And President Obama and his message actually said.
You know what this illustrates is that the relationship.
Between our two countries is more indispensable -- -- Not just to us but actually to the rest of the world because the values that we represent the courses we have in common.
All very much about democracy -- the rule of rule I'm always good but vital things.
Which for or about six -- -- the proposed that tree so there.
Who snapped the ultimate of little attractive.
I think she.
She's delivered on the -- -- -- holds tremendous problems for the future.
-- Watson thank you very very much and other queen and the USA is his book -- you must read if it is absolutely beautiful in the pictures are lovely as well inside.
Thank you so much for coming on and and I appreciate your congratulatory.
-- from the UK I appreciate that I will.