Joe Biden Had His First Meeting With Queen Elizabeth As President


President Joe Biden met with Queen Elizabeth II in England on Friday — the primary time he has encountered the British sovereign as commander in chief.

The president and first girl Jill Biden have been photographed chatting with the Queen at an occasion for heads of state attending the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Photographs confirmed the Queen — sporting pearls, white gloves, and a floral gown — smiling warmly as she spoke with the primary girl outdoors a large dome at a fancy generally known as the Eden Challenge, the place the leaders had gathered for a night reception.

Biden is the 13th US president to fulfill with the Queen, whose reign started in 1952.


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Queen Elizabeth II and President John F. Kennedy at Buckingham Palace in 1961

The 95-year-old monarch has met with each US president throughout her time on the throne apart from Lyndon Johnson.

Her first assembly as Queen was with Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 — the identical yr she met Herbert Hoover, who had left the White Home twenty years earlier. In 1951, whereas she was nonetheless a princess, she additionally met Harry Truman.

Biden had beforehand met the Queen in 1982 when he was a US senator.


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President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II go horseback using on the grounds of Windsor Fortress in England in 1982.

Friday’s assembly comes simply two months after the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, died on April 9 at age 99.

Additionally current on the G7 occasion from the British royal household have been Prince Charles; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

In pictures, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may very well be seen chatting with Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Fee, whereas Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Prince Charles.


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Friday was the primary full day of talks on the summit, with Johnson telling these current it was a chance to “degree up throughout our societies” and “construct again higher” after the coronavirus pandemic.

He additionally stated leaders wanted to handle problems with financial inequality in addition to local weather change.

“I truly assume that we now have an enormous alternative to that as a result of, as G7, we’re united in our imaginative and prescient for a cleaner, greener world, an answer to the issues of local weather change,” he added.

Earlier than the night reception, the Queen joined Biden and different world leaders for a bunch picture, the place she made them chuckle by asking, “Are you speculated to be trying as for those who’re having fun with your self?”

“Sure,” Johnson replied. “We’ve been having fun with ourselves regardless of appearances.”

The Bidens are on account of go to Windsor Fortress for a particular non-public viewers with the Queen on Sunday.

Correction: The Queen’s reign start in 1952. A earlier model of this story misstated the yr.



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