At Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II and Vice President Joe Biden will have tea together.


At Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II and Vice President Joe Biden will have tea together.

Before tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, President Joe Biden will be greeted by a military guard of honor.

The president came in the United Kingdom for the G7 summit in Cornwall yesterday, and he’s already causing a stir in the host country over Brexit and the Irish border.

In the 70th year of Elizabeth’s reign, he will become the 13th sitting US president to meet her.

Biden will be the fifth US president to visit Windsor Castle, which has historically served as the Queen’s weekend and Easter palace.

According to a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace, “On Sunday, June 13th, 2021, the Queen will meet with President Barack Obama and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle.

“Her Majesty will greet the President and First Lady on the dais at Windsor Castle’s Quadrangle.

“A Guard of Honour comprised of The Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards will salute the President and First Lady upon their arrival, and the US National Anthem will be played.

“The President will next examine the Guard of Honour with Major James Taylor, the Officer Commanding the Guard of Honour, and Major General Christopher Ghika, before returning to the dais to watch the soldiers march by alongside The Queen and the First Lady.

“After that, the President and First Lady will join Her Majesty in the Castle for tea.”

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan were among the other presidents invited to Windsor.

As the Bidens navigate a ritual typically entrenched in formality, royal watchers and political correspondents will be on the alert for a diplomatic blunder.

In June 2019, Trump broke the rules by touching the Queen on the back as she rose for a toast, which is a royal no-no.

Beyond a handshake initiated by the Queen, all physical contact with her is considered a breach of protocol.

Former first lady Michelle Obama hugged Elizabeth and, more interestingly, appeared to receive a reciprocal hug from Trump.

The front page of the UK daily The covered Biden’s visit. This is a condensed version of the information.


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