The Queen and Joe Biden Set a Date for Their First Face-to-Face Meeting | #tinder | #pof


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Over the course of Donald Trump’s presidency, Queen Elizabeth and the rest of her family did their best to welcome the president and his family, despite his boredom during ceremonies, a few instances of lateness at teatime, and a forgotten gift. Though the queen would never comment on it publicly, it’s easy to imagine that she is more interested in spending time with Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, now that vaccination efforts have been successful in the U.S. and Britain. Later this month, a Group of 7 summit is taking place in the U.K., and on Thursday morning, Buckingham Palace announced Biden and his wife, Jill, will be making a visit to Windsor Castle on June 13.

The trip will be Biden’s first trip overseas since his inauguration in January. It will also be his first face-to-face meeting with the queen, though the two have corresponded. In January, CNN reported that the queen sent Biden a congratulatory message before his inauguration, and in April the Bidens sent condolences to the royals after the death of Prince Philip. Though the Bidens will visit the queen at Windsor Castle, which is now the queen’s full-time residence, the G7 summit itself will take place in Cornwall.

Biden will be the 12th serving president that the queen has met since she became the monarch in 1953. Her last meeting with Trump took place In December 2019, when a NATO summit was held at Buckingham Palace. Other members of the family also got in on the fun. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, posed for a few awkward pictures with Trump and Melania. Later Princess Anne was filmed shrugging at her mother and later seen appearing to giggle as a few world leaders made a joke at Trump’s expense. 

Biden has previously met a few other members of the Windsor clan. In 2015, he joined Charles and Camilla as they spoke to Barack Obama in the Oval Office, and in 2017, the Obamas and the Bidens traveled to Toronto to attend the Invictus Games, where they sat with Prince Harry and watched a wheelchair basketball game.

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