On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth hosted President Joe Biden and Initially Girl Jill Biden at Windsor Castle, for a non-public pay a visit to. The monarch welcomed POTUS and FLOTUS for the peak English pastime of afternoon tea, and it appears to be the meeting went very effectively, as President Biden later advised reporters that they had a “long communicate,” and the Queen was “very gracious.”
The President also paid the Queen what could be the maximum of compliments, as he explained to the press that Queen Elizabeth reminded him of his individual mother. Biden stated, “I do not think she’d be insulted, but she reminded me of my mother…the glimpse of her, and just the generosity.”
The President and 1st Girl have been greeted by Queen Elizabeth in the Quadrangle outside the house Windsor Castle on Sunday, June 13, exactly where assembled troopers gave a royal salute and the U.S. nationwide anthem was played. POTUS then inspected the Guard of Honor prior to the threesome headed into Windsor Castle, where by the 95-yr-old Queen has been expending most of her time for in excess of a 12 months, because the start out of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Biden stated that the Queen questioned about what it was like residing at the White Dwelling, and needed to know about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese chief Xi Jinping, for every the New York Situations.
At the finish of the 40-moment tea, President Biden invited the Queen to the White Household in Washington, D.C. he instructed reporters, “I claimed I desire we could continue to be for a longer period, possibly we could keep the automobiles up a moment, and stuff.” It’s alternatively not likely the Queen will make the trek to D.C., even though, as she made her previous overseas stop by in 2015.
Queen Elizabeth’s private tea with the Bidens came at the conclude of POTUS’ excursion to the U.K. for the G7 Summit in Cornwall. The monarch spoke with both the President and To start with Lady on Friday, as nicely, the exact working day that Dr. Biden teamed up with Kate Middleton to visit a major college in Cornwall.
Queen Elizabeth has now satisfied with 13 of 14 sitting U.S. Presidents in the course of her just about 70-year reign. She basically has fulfilled Joe Biden before, as the two ended up first introduced virtually 40 a long time back, when Biden visited the U.K. on a 1982 trip as a U.S. senator.