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Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, right, smiles with satisfaction as President Ronald Reagan makes a farewell speech outside her Downing Street office in London prior to his 1982 departure for Bonn. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)

Thatcher papers show fascination with Reagan visit

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LONDON (AP) — Few people keep Queen Elizabeth II waiting, especially when she has issued a personal invitation, but President Ronald Reagan managed to do so in 1982 without causing any lasting damage.

It happened in 1982, when the Reagan White House failed to reply in a timely way to a personal invitation from the queen for the president and his wife Nancy to stay with her at Windsor Castle during a planned visit to England.

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