Joe Biden meets King Charles for the first time since his coronation during his European visit.
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Joe Biden Meets King Charles For The First Time Since Coronation
This is the first meeting of Biden with the King since the British monarch’s coronation in May 2023.
King Charles, 74, acceded to the throne last September after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth. Biden did not attend his coronation ceremony in keeping with U.S. tradition, and the White House was represented by First Lady Jill Biden and granddaughter Finnegan Biden in the ceremony.
However, Biden attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, and he last met Queen Elizabeth at her home outside London in June 2021.
Biden previously met with the King at the COP26 climate change summit in November 2022, where the President told the King,” We need you badly,” to which King replied,” You are very kind for saying that.”
Biden arrived at the royal residence via helicopter on Monday and was driven up to the doors of the historic building in a car displaying the U.S. flag. The King greeted the President at the door, and ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ performance rang across the grounds.
According to reports, Biden and the King had tea while discussing many issues. After their discussion, the President was taken on a tour of the White Drawing Room, where items from the Royal Collection describing the United States of America are displayed. The pair then joined the Climate Finance Mobilisation Forum in the Green Drawing Room.
The day marked Biden’s second trip to Windsor Castle since he entered the office. The Biden administration noted that the meeting would focus on climate issues and Ukraine. But the details of their conversations have yet to be released.
On Monday, Biden met U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street. Both the leaders communicated in the garden, with Biden describing his relationship with the Uk as ‘rock solid.’
The President departed London on Monday for Vilnius, Lithuania, to attend the NATO summit. Following the summit, Biden traveled to Helsinki, Finland, to offer support to Nordic countries, accompanying the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
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