Queen to host Joe Biden and First Lady at Windsor Castle
Queen to meet Biden next Sunday: Monarch will host US President and First Lady at Windsor Castle on June 13 after his stay n Cornwall for G7 summit
The Queen will meet US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill on June 13, Buckingham Palace has announced.
In a statement released this afternoon, it was confirmed that Her Majesty will host the president and First Lady at Windsor Castle later this month.
Mr Biden, 78 will meet the Queen, 95, after his stay in Cornwall for the G7 summit, which runs from June 11 to June 13.
He will be the 13th American president the Queen has met since ascending to the throne in 1953.
President Biden’s meeting with the Queen comes just months after he was sworn-in – a stark contrast to his predecessor Donald Trump who didn’t meet her for two years.
Trump eventually visited in July 2018 – with his now-infamous meeting with the Queen seeing him break royal protocol on several occasions.
The trip to Britain is Mr Biden’s first foreign visit since being sworn-in as president in January.
Buckingham Palace has announced the Queen will meet US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, June 13
Her Majesty will host the president and First Lady at Windsor Castle later this month
In June 2019, she invited Trump to the UK again for a more formal visit, with a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.
The Bidens are also known friends of Prince Harry, with the Duke first photographed with first lady Jill Biden in 2012.
Since then, both the president and first lady have become supporters of the Duke of Sussex’s Invictus Games initiative, a competition for wounded servicemen.
In 2014, Mr Biden joked about how much time Jill and Prince Harry were spending together during an Invictus Games trip.
‘I’m a little worried here, you know what I mean?’ the then-vice president said.
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