oe Biden has praised the Queen’s generosity and stated she reminds him of his mom after the monarch hosted him and the First Girl for tea at Windsor Citadel
Earlier than leaving the UK, Mr Biden, 78, shared particulars of his conversations with the 95-year-old head of state and revealed he had invited her to go to the White Home.
The Bidens landed within the grounds simply earlier than 5pm, a couple of minutes forward of schedule, and have been greeted by the Queen within the citadel’s quadrangle.
A Guard of Honour fashioned of The Queen’s Firm First Battalion Grenadier Guards gave a royal salute and the US nationwide anthem was performed beneath blue skies and scorching sunshine.
Mr Biden accompanied the Officer Commanding the Guard of Honour, Main James Taylor, and Main Basic Christopher Ghika to examine the Honour Guard, earlier than returning to the dais to look at the army march-past with the Queen and First Girl.
The Queen was carrying a Stewart Parvin costume in a floral print jacquard in shades of pink, olive and russet, and he or she teamed it with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan and the diamond Jardine star brooch.
The Bidens walked into the citadel with the monarch through the Sovereign’s Entrance at 5.18pm.
Mr Biden walked alongside the Queen who stated to the president: “You accomplished your talks.”
He replied: “Sure we did.”
Earlier than going inside, the Queen launched the Bidens to her lady-in-waiting Dame Annabel Whitehead.
With vivid sunshine overhead, Mr Biden was carrying darkish sun shades when he bought out of his car.
The president was carrying a darkish swimsuit whereas Dr Biden was carrying a powder blue skirt swimsuit.
The palace stated the couple left at 6.03pm – that means they spent round 40 minutes contained in the citadel, with the entire go to lasting greater than an hour in whole.
It’s believed the go to overran by 10 minutes.
The cooks at Windsor Citadel have skilled in one of the best eating places and lodges within the nation, and can probably have made basic sandwiches and a variety of truffles – with a number of the substances sourced from royal estates.
The tea within the citadel’s Oak Room comes after the Bidens met the Queen on Friday when she attended a reception for G7 leaders on the Eden Venture.
Following the go to and earlier than his departure from the UK, Mr Biden spoke in regards to the Queen to reporters.
He stated that they had spoken about Russian president Vladimir Putin and China’s chief Xi Jinping.
Mr Biden stated: “We had an extended discuss. She was very beneficiant. I don’t assume she’d be insulted however she jogged my memory of my mom.
“When it comes to the look of her and simply the generosity. She was very gracious.”
He added he had invited the monarch to the White Home, saying: “She stated, ‘What’s it like within the White Home?’ I stated, ‘Properly it’s magnificent however it’s lots of people’.”
The carefully-choreographed preparations to welcome Mr Biden echo the welcome given to Donald Trump in 2018, when the controversial then-US president travelled to Windsor to satisfy the monarch.
On that event nonetheless, the Queen joined Mr Trump in inspecting the troops.
As they walked throughout the garden to view the troops, the Queen appeared to gesture and level a number of occasions for him to maneuver nearer to the entrance line of troopers.
Mr Trump moved barely nearer however then stood nonetheless in entrance of the Queen, that means she needed to navigate her manner round him so they might stroll facet by facet.
Escorting a visiting head of state to examine the troops is a job which often fell to the late Duke of Edinburgh, earlier than he retired in 2017.
Mr Trump and the Queen had afternoon tea collectively, additionally within the Oak Room, with the assembly lasting longer than anticipated.
It was resulting from final round half-an-hour, however overran by nearly 20 minutes.
The Queen additionally entertained the Obamas at Windsor Citadel in 2016 when the Duke of Edinburgh, then 94, famously drove Mr and Mrs Obama the brief distance to the citadel after Marine One touched down on the lawns of the residence.
In 2008, when then-US president George W Bush met with the monarch at Windsor, he loved a standard English afternoon unfold of tea, small sandwiches and truffles within the White Drawing Room.
There have been 14 US presidents in the course of the Queen’s 69-year reign – from Harry S Truman to Mr Biden.
Mr Biden, who’s within the UK for the G7 summit, would be the thirteenth American chief to satisfy the monarch, with Lyndon B Johnson the one one the Queen has not met.
Her tea with Mr Biden comes the day after the Queen acquired her official birthday present from the nation’s armed forces – a ceremony of pomp and pageantry in her honour – which was held on the citadel.
The normal Trooping the Color ceremony, which is generally staged in London, was dominated out for the second successive 12 months due to the specter of coronavirus.