On Friday President Joe Biden met Queen Elizabeth II in England – the first time he had met the British ruler as commander-in-chief.
The president, accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden, was photographed chatting with the Queen at an event for heads of state attending the G7 summit in Cornwall.
The photos show the Queen – wearing pearls, white gloves and a floral dress – smiling warmly as she spoke to the first lady outside a giant dome in an ecopark known as the Eden Project, where executives had gathered for a welcome. evening.
Biden is the 13th president of the United States to meet with the queen, whose reign began in 1953.
The 95-year-old monarch met with all U.S. leaders during his time on the throne, except Lyndon Johnson.
Her first meeting as queen was with Dwight Eisenhower in 1957, the same year she met Herbert Hoover more than two decades after she left the White House. In 1951, while still a princess, she also met Harry Truman.
Biden had first met the Queen in 1982 when he was a U.S. senator.
Friday’s meeting comes just two months after the queen lost her husband, Prince Philip, died April 9th at 99 years old.
Also present at the G7 event from the British royal family were Prince Charles; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
In the photos, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be seen chatting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Prince Charles.
Friday was the first full day of negotiations at the summit, with Johnson telling attendees that it was an opportunity to “raise the level of our societies” and to “rebuild better” after the coronavirus pandemic.
He also said leaders needed to address the issues of economic inequality and climate change.
“I really think we have a great opportunity so that, like G7, we are united in our vision for a cleaner, greener world, a solution to the problems of climate change,” he added.
Before the evening reception, the Queen joined Biden and the other world leaders for a group photo, where she made them laugh with a laugh, “Should you be like me?”
“Yes,” Johnson replied. “We’re having fun despite the looks.”
The Bidens will be visiting Windsor Castle for a very special audience with the Queen on Sunday.