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World The Queen's clever quip to President Joe Biden and Jill at their first landmark meeting

03:55  12 june  2021
03:55  12 june  2021 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

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The much-anticipated meeting between the Queen and President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr Jill Biden , has finally happened. Coming together in the UK for the G7 summit, the ' First couple' met with Britain' s longest reigning monarch at Eden Project botanical garden in Cornwall, the world' s largest The event served as one of the biggest engagements for the Queen since the coronavirus pandemic began, and her first major engagement following the death of Prince Philip in April. It also falls just one day before her official birthday celebrations on June 12, set to be marked by a pared-down Trooping

Joe Biden revealed the Queen had asked him about his Russian and Chinese counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, during their 45-minute talk over tea at Windsor Castle, in the aftermath of the G7 summit on Sunday. It was an exceptionally rare, if limited, insight into political discussions The Queen has met every US president since visiting Truman, with the exception of Lyndon Johnson in the 60 s . The first US president to visit Windsor was Ronald Reagan, who rode on horseback with the monarch in 1982. During the G7 summit, the royal family has taken a particularly active role, with the

The much-anticipated meeting between the Queen and President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, has finally happened.

Coming together in the UK for the G7 summit, the 'First couple' met with Britain's longest reigning monarch at Eden Project botanical garden in Cornwall, the world's largest indoor rainforest.

Jill Biden, Joe Biden standing in front of a crowd: President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Queen Elizabeth II meet for the G7 Summit. © Getty President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Queen Elizabeth II meet for the G7 Summit.

President Joe Biden is not the first US President to meet the Queen, though he may be one of the last as his term in office will wrap up in Her Majesty's late 90s.

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Britain' s Queen Elizabeth walks with U. S . President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden as they meet at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, June 13, 2021. © Reuters / Chris Jackson. Follow RT on. Tea was sipped and maybe a scone or two was consumed and then the Bidens were on their way to their next stop of their European tour – a NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, a US-EU summit on Tuesday, and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday.

The Queen will also meet First Lady Jill Biden who will be with the President on his trip to the UK, which the US says is "to affirm the enduring strength of the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom." This will be Joe Biden ' s first in-person foreign engagement with coronavirus having restricted travel up until now. This is a photo of The Queen meeting her first serving US president as monarch, Dwight D Eisenhower, at the White House in October 1957. Now 95, she met US president , Harry S Truman, as Princess Elizabeth in 1951 when she was 25.

There was mass speculation about how the meeting with her would unfold, but the Queen seemed delighted to meet the Bidens and even cracked a few jokes.

Pictures show the President and First Lady laughing at something the Queen has said, and sharing smiles and conversation at the reception.

Elizabeth II who is smiling and looking at the camera: Queen Elizabeth II wore a floral dress and pearls for the occasion. © Getty Queen Elizabeth II wore a floral dress and pearls for the occasion.

Their easy conversation could be attributed to the fact that the Queen has met the President before almost 40 years ago, when he was still a senator.

But the Bidens weren't the only important political couple in attendance on Friday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new wife, Carrie Symond, also attended, along with important figures like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Joe Biden will become the 13th US president to meet the Queen when she receives him and Jill Biden . The president and first lady sent their condolences to the Queen after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April. The Bidens said they were keeping the royal family “in our hearts during this time”. Having taken up his post in the Oval Office, the coronavirus pandemic has limited opportunities for Biden to travel outside the US, so the G7 gathering will be his first foreign engagement in person.

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Video: Queen Elizabeth II to meet U.S. President Joe Biden at Windsor Castle (The Independent)

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Elizabeth II, Ursula von der Leyen standing next to an umbrella: Her Majesty chatted with the Bidens and other world leaders. © Getty Her Majesty chatted with the Bidens and other world leaders.

Photos from the event show the Queen looking cheerful, smiling as she poses with the Bidens and other world leaders.

At one point she even quipped: "Are you supposed to be looking as if you're enjoying yourself?"

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson replied with an emphatic "Yes!", but all eyes were on how the Queen interacted with the Bidens.

Several other key royals were also in attendance; Prince Charles, who is the Queen's heir, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate Middleton all made appearances.

Elizabeth II talking on a cell phone: Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles on Friday. © Getty Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles on Friday.

The event served as one of the biggest engagements for the Queen since the coronavirus pandemic began, and her first major engagement following the death of Prince Philip in April.

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When Joe Biden was preparing for his first audience with Britain' s Queen Elizabeth II as a young senator, his mother -- an Irish American born with the surname Finnegan -- had a piece of advice. Only after listening to the "Star Spangled Banner" did Biden remove his glasses to survey a cordon of red-suited, bearskin-hatted Grenadier Guardsmen. Biden and the Queen then walked inside the castle for their private talks. They could be heard in light conversation. Biden is now the 12th sitting president to meet the Queen during her reign, joining a legacy of American leaders paying their respects to a

Joe Biden has downplayed the chances of brokering a post-Brexit free trade deal with the UK, as he held talks with Boris Johnson at the White House. Downing Street said its priority was still getting a deal with the US alone. It comes amid a request by the Taliban to address world leaders at the United Nations summit in New York this week. Before the meeting , Mr Biden also issued a fresh warning to the UK that peace in Northern Ireland must not be jeopardised as a result of complications caused by Brexit.

It also falls just one day before her official birthday celebrations on June 12, set to be marked by a pared-down Trooping the Colour.

ITV's royal correspondent Chris Ship described the royal family's dispatch to Cornwall for Friday's engagement as maximising "the royals' powers of soft diplomacy" towards the world leaders.

The Times' Roya Nikkhah called it a "royal diplomatic charm offensive".

On Sunday, at the conclusion of the G7 Summit, Her Majesty will host President Biden and the First Lady at Windsor Castle.

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