New US President Joe Biden has received congratulatory messages from royals across the globe. Messages have been sent from Cambodia, Jordan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Thailand and the UK.
The King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, sent a letter conveying his “most sincere congratulations” and “best wishes for your happiness.” He said that he was certain Biden would “provide leadership and wisdom in guiding the American people on a path of justice, peace, unity and prosperity.”
His full letter can be read here.
King Abdullah II of Jordan tweeted on Inauguration Day: “Warmest congratulations to [President Joe Biden] on his inauguration today. We highly value our strategic partnership and enduring friendship with the United States, and we look forward to working with you in pursuit of global peace and prosperity.”
Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri sent a telegram remarking: “It is with great pleasure that the Grand Duchess joins me in sending our sincere congratulations on the day of your inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America.
The strong friendship between our two countries can be traced back to the beginning of the twentieth century with crucial American support during both World Wars. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and my grandmother, the Grand Duchess Charlotte, shared a close bond built upon mutual respect and an interest in peace in Europe. Brave American soldiers, led by General Patton, helped to liberate Luxembourg from the Nazi occupation and many sacrificed their lives for the freedom of both our countries. The Allied victory at the Battle of the Bulge not only marks one of the last stages in the collapse of an oppressive political regime, but it also symbolises the triumph of democracy and the rule of law.“
The full message can be read here.
King Harald V of Norway said: “On the occasion of your inauguration as President of the United States of America, I wish to extend my warmest congratulations and my best wishes to you personally and to your family, and my hopes for the welfare and prosperity of the American people.”
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden said: “On the occasion of your assuming the high office of President of the United States, I extend to you my sincere congratulations and my best wishes for your health and happiness and for the well-being and prosperity of the people of the United States.”
King Rama X of Thailand sent a letter saying: “Your inauguration, history will prove, marks the beginning of a new era of rebuilding and renewal – both for the United States and the international community. Standing proud, with the integrity of her democratic institutions and constitutional process upheld, America is set to become once more united, under your leadership, to take on such range of unprecedented challenges as the pandemic, the economy, the climate crisis and international security.”
The full letter can be read on the Royal House’s website.
The Queen was said to have sent a private letter of congratulations to her 14th president. The contents will remain private.
Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, 20 January, and Kamala Harris was sworn in the same day as the country’s first female Vice President.
Other royal congratulations will be added to this article if they are made public.