The Royals

Celebrating 60 Years: The Queen's Milestone Moments

As Britain's monarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, we take a look back at the highlights of her reign


The queen made her first visit to America as Britain's monarch in October 1957. During her stay, the 31-year-old ruler met then-Vice President Nixon in Jamestown, Va., made a speech at the U.N. general assembly and even took in a Terps football game at the Byrd Stadium. Her emerging style also turned heads, including brightly colored tailored daywear and lavish jewels and furs after dark.