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Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II will meet President Biden and first lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on June 13, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday.

Why it matters: Biden will become the 13th sitting U.S. president that the 95-year-old queen has met with, and the first since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April.

  • Queen Elizabeth met her first president, Harry Truman, in 1951, two years before ascending to the throne upon her father's death.
  • The only sitting president she did not meet with since that time was Lyndon B. Johnson.

The state of play: The meeting comes as Biden is set to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall, England later this month, as part of his first trip overseas. Biden is also scheduled to visit Brussels for a NATO summit and meetings with EU leaders, before his highly anticipated summit in Geneva with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16.

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Sep 10, 2021 - World

Queen Elizabeth and royal family support BLM movement, representative says

Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Jane Barlow/Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family support the Black Lives Matter movement, a senior representative said in a television interview that will be broadcast Friday, AP reports.

The big picture: The remarks come after Prince Harry and Meghan in March accused the family of racism, saying unnamed relatives expressed concern about how dark their baby's skin would be.

2 hours ago - Sports

Unvaccinated athletes face 21-day quarantine at Beijing Olympics

Logos for the 2022 Winter Olympics at Yanqing Ice Festival in February 2021 in Beijing. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Athletes, staff members and journalists at the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus will be required to quarantine for three weeks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) outlined in its newly-published "playbooks."

Why it matters: The quarantine period is longer than the Games themselves, meaning vaccinations or an earlier arrival date will be required to participate in or cover the Games.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
4 hours ago - Economy & Business

FTX CEO predicts more U.S. crypto flight

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

FTX doesn't look much like a company valued at $25 billion. Its new headquarters, located in a sleepy part of The Bahamas, is so nondescript as to not even have a sign. But it does expect to soon have neighbors.

Driving the news: Founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried tells "Axios on HBO" to expect "more and more crypto flight from the states" if the U.S. doesn't soon create a regulatory regime for cryptocurrencies.