Like the Buckingham Palace said, the Queen will meet US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday 13 June. The meeting will coincide with the end of Biden’s visit to Britain for the G7 summit of leaders from the world’s biggest economies.
THE FIRST MEETING
For Britain’s Queen and US President Joe Biden it will be first one-on-one meeting since his taking the office. All preparations and plan have been elaborated via talks between the White House and the Palace.
The coronavirus pandemic has limited opportunities for Biden to travel abroad after taking his post in the Oval Office so the G7 will be his first foreign engangement in person. And when it comes to the Queen, it will be her first major encounter with a world leader since the death of Prince Philip in April. Also it comes after a year in which most of her engangements were postponed over to coronavirus pandemic.
A REALLY GOOD CLOSENESS
Mentioned figures have a quite good relationship and have been in touch in recent months. The Queen sent a private message ahead of his inauguration in January and the Bidens sent condolences to the monarch following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. The couple said that they were keeping the royal family ”in our hearts during this time”.
MEETINGS WITH US PRESIDENTS
The Queen during her 69 years reign has met all elected US leaders except Lyndon B Johnson. The first president Queen Elizabeth II met was former President Harry Truman in 1951, however at that time she was only a princess and ascended the throne next year. As the result, Joe Biden will be the 12th serving US President the Queen has met as monarch.
Have a look at the slide shows her Majesty with different American Presidents.