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Reminded me of my mother: Biden on meeting UK's Queen

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
June 14, 2021 08:29 IST
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United States President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden met Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Sunday.

IMAGE: US President Joe Biden stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth as they meet at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/Pool/Reuters

The US president took part in an Inspection of the Guard of Honor and then joined the queen and first lady to watch a military march. Afterwards, the three went into the queen's apartment for tea, The Hill noted.

Speaking on the tarmac of London Heathrow airport to reporters after his visit, Biden said the queen "was very gracious."

 

He told reporters that Queen Elizabeth II reminded him of his mother shortly after the two met at Windsor Castle on Sunday.

"I do not think she'd be insulted but she reminded me of my mother. In terms of the look of her and just the generosity," he said.

IMAGE: US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden with Britain's Queen Elizabeth as they meet at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Richard Pohle/Pool/Reuters

Biden said Queen Elizabeth II wanted to know more about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Biden is scheduled to meet with Putin in a bilateral summit in Switzerland after attending a NATO summit in Brussels.

"I said, this is..., we could fit the White House in the courtyard," Biden told reporters, referring to Windsor Castle.

IMAGE: US President Joe Biden inspects a Guard of Honour after arriving to meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain. Photograph: Richard Pohle/Pool/Reuters

He confirmed to reporters that he had invited her to the White House.

Biden has concluded the first leg of his first foreign visit. He participated in the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall county of South England.

He now heads next to Brussels to participate in Monday's NATO summit.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
 
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