President Joe Biden met with Queen Elizabeth II in England on Friday – the first time he has faced British sovereignty as commander-in-chief.
The President and First Lady Jill Biden were photographed chatting with the Queen at a ceremony of heads of state attending the G7 summit in Cornwall.
The photos showed the queen – dressed in pearls, white gloves and a floral dress – smiling warmly as she spoke to the first lady outside a huge dome in a complex known as the Eden Project, where leaders gathered for the evening reception.
Biden is the 13th U.S. president to meet with the queen, whose reign began in 1952.
Nd5 has met every U.S. president while on the throne, excluding King Lyndon Johnson.
Her first meeting as queen was with Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 – the same year she met Herbert Hoover, who left the White House two decades ago. In 1951, while she was still a princess, she met Harry Truman.
Biden had previously met the Queen in 1982 when she was a U.S. senator.
Friday’s meeting comes just two months after the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, died in April.
Prince Charles was also present at the G7 ceremony of the British royal family; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; And Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
In the photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen chatting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is talking to Prince Charles.
Friday was the first full day of discussions at the summit, with Johnson present telling Johnson that it was an opportunity to “level up our society” and “build better” after the coronavirus epidemic.
He added that leaders need to address the issues of economic inequality as well as climate change.
He added, “I actually think we have a huge opportunity for that because, as the G7, we are united in our vision for a cleaner, greener world, tackling the problem of climate change.”
Before the evening reception, the Queen joined Biden and other world leaders for a group photo, where she asked them and laughed, “Are you enjoying yourself that way?”
“Yes,” Johnson replied. “Despite the presence we are enjoying ourselves.”
The Queen is scheduled to visit Windsor Castle in Bidens for a special personal visit on Sunday.
June 12, 2021, at 22:12 p.m.
Correction: The Queen’s reign began in 1952. The previous version of this story called the year wrong.