World Jill Biden will meet with Kate Middleton in England this week

01:40  11 june  2021
01:40  11 june  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Biden and his aviators greet queen on a sunny afternoon

  Biden and his aviators greet queen on a sunny afternoon WINDSOR, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and his aviator sunglasses met Queen Elizabeth II on bright Sunday afternoon. The queen hosted the president and first lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle, her royal residence near London. Biden flew to London after wrapping up his participation in a three-day summit of leaders of the world's wealthy democracies in Cornwall, in southwestern England. He arrived at the castle aboard the presidential helicopter and was ferried to the queen in a black Range Rover.

First lady Jill Biden will meet with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, this week while she is in England, Kensington Palace told CNN on Thursday, as the first family makes their first international trip.

Jill Biden et al. posing for the camera: Jill Biden and Kate Middleton © Provided by CNN Jill Biden and Kate Middleton

The two women will meet in person for the first time and take part in an event together on Friday, which a spokesperson called a "joint engagement." But the Palace has not yet publicly released any further information regarding the meeting, including expected timings or the location.

Middleton, with her husband the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has taken a larger public-facing role in recent years in the United Kingdom, championing causes including mental health, the overall well-being of children, the importance of sports and visual arts, as well as the importance of getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Middleton posted a photo of herself on her social media accounts receiving her first dose on May 29.

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  Kate Middleton and First Lady Jill Biden Meet for First Time and Visit Primary School The Duchess of Cambridge and the First Lady showed up to Connor Downs Academy together.The ladies dressed to impress, with Kate wearing a fitted red dress and nude heels and Jill donning a white dress, pink blazer and nude heels.

Biden has also taken several recent trips to various parts of the United States encouraging people to get vaccinated. The meeting in England between Biden and Middleton has been in the works for the last couple of weeks, a White House official tells CNN.

The first lady is accompanying President Joe Biden for his first Group of 7 summit, which is being held in Cornwall, England, from Friday to Sunday. The Bidens arrived in England on Wednesday. On Thursday, the President and first lady met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson. Jill Biden and Carrie Johnson had a separate meeting over tea and a tour of St. Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall.

In a statement to CNN, the East Wing notes in addition to acting in a supporting role to the President, Jill Biden's first trip abroad as first lady includes several solo events, such as the one with Middleton.

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"The First Lady has an independent schedule of her own during the G7," said Jill Biden's press secretary Michael LaRosa. "At Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall on Wednesday, she spoke about the importance of supporting military families. She also hosted a roundtable with United States military spouses who are focused on the wellbeing and emotional health of service members and their families."

The events and discussion are working in concert with one of Biden's initiatives, Joining Forces, which supports military families. With Middleton, Biden is expected to again highlight the military, as well as the alliance between America and the United Kingdom, says the White House official.

The President and first lady will also meet with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Sunday.

It will be the Queen's first major meeting with a world leader since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April, and comes after a year in which most of her in-person engagements were postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jill Biden will return to the United States after meeting the Queen.

While Jill Biden has for several years been friends with Prince Harry, whom she met in 2012 while second lady, she has not met other senior members of the royal family.

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