Queen to meet Biden next Sunday: Monarch receives US President and First Lady at Windsor Castle on June 13 after his stay in Cornwall for the G7 summit
The Queen will meet US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill on June 13, Buckingham Palace has announced.
A statement released this afternoon confirmed that Her Majesty will receive the President and First Lady at Windsor Castle later this month.
Mr Biden, 78, will meet the Queen, 95, after his stay in Cornwall for the G7 summit, which will run from June 11 to June 13.
He will be the 13th U.S. president to meet the Queen since he took the throne in 1953.
President Biden’s meeting with the Queen comes just months after he was sworn in — a stark contrast to his predecessor Donald Trump who hasn’t met her for two years.
Trump finally visited him in July 2018 – with his now infamous meeting with the Queen which saw him break royal protocol several times.
He was branded ‘disrespectful’ after being late to meet the frost who had to wait between 12 and 15 minutes in 80F heat.
When he finally arrived, he and his wife Melania shook hands with the Queen instead of bowing or bowing.
And in the worst faux pas of all, Trump turned his back on the Queen and marched ahead of her as they inspected the Guard of Honor.
At one point, the Queen had to ask him to move to the left, but Trump ignored the signal and came to an abrupt halt in front of her.
Buckingham Palace has announced that the Queen will meet US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, June 13.
Her Majesty will receive the President and First Lady at Windsor Castle later this month
Mr Biden hopes for a less eventful visit on his first visit since being sworn in as president in January.
The Bidens are also well-known friends of Prince Harry, with the Duke first photographed with First Lady Jill Biden in 2012.
Since then, both the president and the first lady have become supporters of the Duke of Sussex’s Invictus Games initiative, a competition for wounded servicemen.
In 2014, Biden joked about how much time Jill and Prince Harry spent together on an Invictus Games trip.
“I’m a little worried here, you know what I mean?” said the then vice president.