Published: Mon, June 14, 2021

Queen Elizabeth hosts President Biden at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth hosts President Biden at Windsor Castle

Biden lavished praise on the 95-year-old British monarch after their private meeting which came at the conclusion of the Group of Seven leaders' summit at which he called for concerted action on China and ahead of a meeting with Putin on Wednesday.

But this being the Royal family, such visits for afternoon tea include a military display and some fabulous big band tunes, including the Star Spangled Banner, after which the president was invited to inspect the Guard of Honour.

The monarch previously showcased the coat and its matching pleated hat with spike flowers, along with her signature pearls and white gloves, at Royal Ascot Ladies Day in 2019.

In talks lasting just under three-quarters of an hour, the pair also discussed despots and autocrats - Presidents Putin of Russian Federation and Xi of China - although President Biden stopped short of revealing the monarch's view of the pair.

"She wanted to know what the two leaders that I - the one I'm about to meet with, Mr Putin, and she wanted to know about Xi Jinping", he said. " "We could fit the White House in the courtyard" " of Windsor Castle, Biden recounted telling her. Biden said he extended an invitation for the queen to visit the White House. "She was very generous".

He added: "She said, "What's it like in the White House?' I said, 'Well it's magnificent but it's a lot of people".

It generally is frowned upon for anyone to reveal the contents of their private talks with the Queen.

They greeted the Queen on a dais in Windsor's quadrangle before a Guard of Honour gave a royal salute as the United States national anthem was played.

Queen Elizabeth II and President Biden walk at Windsor Castle on Sunday in Windsor, England.

He replied: "Yes, we did".


She sat on a gold chair on the dais in the quadrangle alone as she waited for the official Range Rover carrying the 78-year-old President and First Lady to arrive.

Mr Biden walked alongside the Queen who said to the President: "You completed your talks".

Their latest meeting comes the day after the Queen received her official birthday gift from the nation's armed forces - a ceremony of pomp and pageantry in her honour - which was held at the castle.

During her 69 years on the throne, there have been 14 United States presidents.

This is the second meeting this week between Biden and the Queen, who greeted each other at a G7 reception and dinner on Friday. "Johnson" class="local_link" >Lyndon B. Johnson - since she took the throne in 1952.

Lieutenant Colonel Guy Stone and his team have been working for months to stage the event at Windsor Castle which has been dubbed a mini Trooping the Colour.

It was due to last around half-an-hour, but overran by nearly 20 minutes.

On Sunday evening, the President and First Lady enjoyed tea at Windsor Castle where they discussed a variety of topics.

Mr Trump and the queen had afternoon tea together, also in the Oak Room, with the meeting lasting longer than expected.

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