Jun 13, 2021 - World

In photos: Biden meets Queen Elizabeth

Bidens and the Queen

President Biden first lady Jill Biden share a joke with with Britain's Queen Elizabeth before watching the military march past at Windsor Castle on June 13. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP via Getty Images

President Biden and the first lady met on Sunday with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle.

Driving the news: The Bidens were greeted by the Queen's Guard of Honor and then retired to a private tea within the castle. Biden spoke warmly about their meeting, saying the queen "reminded him of his mother" and that she was "very gracious," according to pool reports.

  • Biden also confirmed that he had invited the queen to come visit the White House.

The state of play: The meeting comes on the heels of this past week's G7 summit in Cornwall, England, and right before the president travels to Brussels to meet with NATO and European Union leaders.

  • This is the second meeting this week between Biden and the Queen, who greeted each other at a G7 reception and dinner on Friday.
  • Biden is the 13th sitting U.S. president to meet with the 95-year-old monarch. The two have met once before in 1982 when Biden was a senator.
  • Earlier this week Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed the "special relationship" between their two countries by signing a renewed Atlantic Charter.
In photos
Queen Elizabeth waiting to greet Joe Biden
Queen Elizabeth waiting to greet Joe Biden. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images
Joe Biden and the Queen
Joe Biden arrived from Cornwall to meet the Queen. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Joe Biden and Queen Elizabeth
President Biden and Queen Elizabeth bump elbows as Jill Biden looks on. Photo: Samir Hussein - Pool/WireImage
Biden and Queen's Guards
President Biden inspects a Guard of Honour after arriving to meet Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Jill Biden and Queen Elizabeth chat on the dias.
Jill Biden and Queen Elizabeth chat on the dias. Photo: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Joe and Jill Biden and Queen Elizabeth inside Windsor Castle
Joe and Jill Biden and Queen Elizabeth inside Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
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