- The Queen will meet Joe and Jill Biden at her Windsor Castle home on June 13.
- The US President will also meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the G7 summit.
- The couple are good friends with the Queen’s grandson, Prince Harry.
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Buckingham Palace announced that President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on June 13.
“The Queen will meet the President of the United States of America and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, 13th June 2021,” a palace spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Insider.
Biden is set to visit the UK from June 11 to June 13 to attend the G7 summit, hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It will be his first overseas trip as president.
The Queen has met with 12 US presidents and helped facilitate the US and UK’s diplomatic relations.
The monarch hosted former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during their state visit in June 2019. Trump spoke about the historic visit during an interview with Fox & Friends later that month, saying he was told by Her Majesty’s staff that she “hadn’t had so much fun in 25 years.”
This won’t be Biden’s first time meeting royalty. The US President and his wife have been good friends of Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, for several years.
Harry was first photographed with Jill Biden at a reception for wounded soldiers at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, in 2012.
Biden has publicly made fun of Harry’s friendship with his wife, previously joking that he was “a little worried” after Jill spent a weekend with the duke at the Invictus Games in London, according to The Guardian.
The couple became longtime supporters of the duke’s Invictus Games, a sporting tournament for wounded and injured servicemen and women, launched in 2014.