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Gallery: President-elect Joe Biden meeting with royals over the years


Biden with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Orlando in 2016. DoD photo Edward Joseph Hersom II)

As a career politician, Joe Biden has met many of the world’s royals during his time in public office. Before being elected as President of the United States, he previously served as the US Vice President under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017 and was a US Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

Ahead of his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States tomorrow, Royal Central takes a look at his meetings with the royals of the world.

President-elect Biden has met Prince Harry on several occasions due to the Invictus Games. Soon-to-be First Lady Dr Jill Biden has worked alongside Harry with the Invictus Games for years. You can read more on that here.

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Joe Biden, as Vice President, met with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall alongside President Barack Obama in 2015.

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Biden meets with then-Prince Philippe of Belgium in 2011

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to Zarzuela Palace in 2010.

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Biden was seen sitting beside then-Prince Felipe at the inauguration ceremony of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in 2014.

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He had previously met Felipe in 2012 at the swearing in of Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Vice President Biden met Crown Prince Naruhito in 2013 in Tokyo alongside US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy.

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Biden also met King Mohammed of Morocco in 2014 in Fez.

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The President-elect has met with Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania on several occasions.

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In 2011, Biden met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal after the death of Crown Prince Sultan.

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He also met with Saudi Prince Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud in 2010.

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Biden also met King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine of Sweden in 2013 to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of the New Sweden Colony in Wilmington, Delaware in May 2013.

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The Bidens have also hosted Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia in their home in the United States and have collaborated on several events. The Crown Prince congratulated Joe Biden back in November on winning the presidential race.

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
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About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.