President Joe Biden met with Queen Elizabeth II in England on Friday — the primary time he has encountered the British sovereign as commander in chief.
The president, accompanied by first girl Jill Biden, had been photographed chatting with the Queen at an occasion for heads of state attending the G7 summit in Cornwall.
Photos confirmed the Queen — sporting pearls, white gloves, and a floral costume — smiling warmly as she spoke with the primary girl outdoors an enormous dome at an eco-park often called the Eden Project, the place the leaders had gathered for a night reception.
Biden is the thirteenth US president to fulfill with the Queen, whose reign started in 1953.
The 95-year-old monarch has met with each US chief throughout her time on the throne, aside from Lyndon Johnson.
Her first assembly as queen was with Dwight Eisenhower in 1957, the identical yr she met Herbert Hoover greater than 20 years after he left the White House. In 1951, whereas she was nonetheless a princess, she additionally met Harry Truman.
Biden had beforehand met the queen in 1982 when he was a US senator.
Friday’s assembly comes simply two months after the queen misplaced her husband, Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at age 99.
Also current on the G7 occasion from the British royal household had been Prince Charles; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
In images, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may very well be seen chatting with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, whereas Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Prince Charles.
Friday was the primary full day of talks on the summit, with Johnson telling these current it was a chance to “level up across our societies” and “build back better” after the coronavirus pandemic.
He additionally stated leaders wanted to deal with problems with financial inequality in addition to local weather change.
“I actually think that we have a huge opportunity to that because, as G7, we are united in our vision for a cleaner, greener world, a solution to the problems of climate change,” he added.
Before the night reception, the Queen joined Biden and different world leaders for a bunch photograph, the place she made them snicker by asking, “Are you supposed to be looking as if you’re enjoying yourself?”
“Yes,” Johnson replied. “We have been enjoying ourselves in spite of appearances.”
The Bidens are attributable to go to Windsor Castle for a particular personal viewers with the Queen on Sunday.