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The Queen

The Queen to meet President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle


By The White House - https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/photos/a.108571454545040/174845104584341/?type=3&theater, Public Domain

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Queen will meet President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle later this month.

When President Biden visits the United Kingdom to take part in the G7 summit, he and Dr Biden will visit the monarch on Sunday, 13th June.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said that further information on the meeting will be revealed in due course.

This will be the first visiting head of state that The Queen will have met in over a year.

The two leaders have communicated however, with Her Majesty sending President Biden a message of congratulations following his inauguration on 20 January, the contents of which were not made public.

The G7 Summit will take place later this month, with the leaders of the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan meeting in Cornwall.

Other world leaders are also expected to meet The Queen and members of The Royal Family.

President Biden will also reportedly enjoy a perk that his immediate predecessor did not: a visit to the House of Commons with a personal invitation from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House.

President Obama was given the rare honour of speaking at Westminster Hall in 2011, though his successor was personally vetoed from the same privilege by the previous Mr Bercow.

The Queen has met with every US President during her reign, except for President Lyndon B. Johnson.

President Biden will become the 13th serving President who has met The Queen, and her 14th President overall.