Queen Elizabeth greeted President Biden and first girl Jill Biden at Windsor Fort Sunday — the thirteenth sitting president the 95-year-old monarch has met in her reign.
Biden and his spouse are having afternoon tea with the monarch at Windsor Fort, her household residence, on the finish of the G7 summit and as he wraps up the British leg of his first worldwide journey since taking workplace.
The 95-year-old British royal greeted the Bidens within the Quadrangle of the citadel, residence to the royal household for practically 1,000 years and the place she has spent a lot of her time because the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
After their arrival, a Guard of Honour fashioned of the Queen’s Firm First Battalion Grenadier Guards gave a Royal Salute, and the U.S. Nationwide Anthem was performed, the primary couple putting their palms over their hearts, standing on both facet of the queen.
The president was then led down a row of troops standing at consideration on the grass. He had a stern expression on his face after he had eliminated his trademark aviator sun shades, however when the 78-year-old Biden bought to the top of the row, he smiled for the soldier in entrance of him who held up a sword. The queen and Jill Biden remained on the dais.
Images later confirmed the president, first girl and Queen Elizabeth contained in the citadel earlier than tea. Reporters weren’t allowed in.
In the course of the queen’s practically 70-year reign, President Lyndon B. Johnson is the one one who didn’t make her acquaintance whereas he was in workplace.
She has welcomed 4 different U.S. presidents to Windsor Fort, the place she has been isolating in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re Donald Trump in 2018, Barack Obama in 2016, George W. Bush in 2008 and Ronald Reagan in 1982.
The queen has already met with the Bidens on their go to to Britain, having hosted a reception for the leaders of the Teams of Seven wealthy nations and their spouses on Friday evening in Cornwall, on the southwest tip of England the place a three-day summit has been held.
On Friday, the Queen hosted a reception for the Bidens and the opposite leaders attending the G-7 summit.She drew laughter from these attending when she posed for a bunch picture.
“Are you imagined to be wanting as in case you’re having fun with your self?” Elizabeth mentioned.
The Queen has been finishing up her duties from Windsor Fort in the course of the coronavirus pandemic and following the loss of life of her husband, Prince Philip, in April.
Following his assembly with the Queen, Biden will journey to Belgium for a gathering of the NATO alliance after which head to Switzerland for a summit on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Saturday, Elizabeth celebrated her ninety fifth birthday by watching a army parade at Windsor Fort, together with a flyover by the Crimson Arrows, the Royal Air Power Aerobatic Workforce.
-With Publish wires