President Biden Meets With Queen Elizabeth At Windsor Castle
Written by Huffingtonpost on June 13, 2021
WINDSOR, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and his aviator sun shades met Queen Elizabeth II on a vivid Sunday afternoon.
The queen hosted the president and first woman Jill Biden at Windsor Fort, her royal residence close to London. Biden flew to London after wrapping up his participation in a three-day summit of leaders of the world’s rich democracies in Cornwall, in southwestern England. He arrived on the citadel aboard the presidential helicopter and was ferried to the queen in a black Vary Rover.
The 95-year-old monarch greeted the Bidens within the citadel’s quadrangle, the place she waited beneath a lined dais that shielded her from the solar. Assembled troopers from the Queen’s Firm First Battalion Grenadier Guards gave a royal salute and the Bidens positioned their palms over their hearts because the U.S. nationwide anthem was performed.
The president was then led down a row of troops standing at consideration on the grass. He had a stern expression on his face after he had eliminated his trademark sun shades, however when the 78-year-old Biden bought to the top of the row, he smiled for the soldier in entrance of him who held up a sword. The queen and Jill Biden remained on the dais.
The Bidens then headed inside to take tea with the queen.
Biden is the 13th American president to satisfy the monarch. In the course of the queen’s almost 70-year reign, President Lyndon B. Johnson is the one one who didn’t make her acquaintance whereas he was in workplace.
She has welcomed 4 different U.S. presidents to Windsor Fort, the place she has been isolating in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re Donald Trump in 2018, Barack Obama in 2016, George W. Bush in 2008 and Ronald Reagan in 1982.
Biden’s first time assembly the queen got here in November 1982, when as a U.S. senator he traveled to the UK for a gathering of the British-American Parliamentary Group, the White Home stated Sunday. Biden was a part of a gaggle that met with the monarch throughout that go to.
The queen has been driving out the pandemic at Windsor Fort, but in addition has begun getting out on occasion after the April dying of her husband, Prince Philip, at age 99.
On Friday, she joined different royal members of the family, together with Prince Charles and Prince William and their spouses, at a reception in Cornwall for the Group of Seven leaders.
Superville reported from Washington.
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