Biden to pay tribute to Queen at Westminster Hall after landing in UK | UK News


President Biden and his wife Jill are due to pay their respects to the Queen on Sunday after flying to the UK for Her Majesty’s funeral.

The couple, who joined the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle in June 2021will visit Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s coffin is on display.

They will then sign an official book of condolences before attending a reception hosted by King Charles.

Mr Biden, who said the Queen reminded him of his mother, will be among some 100 presidents and heads of government who will attend the state funeral.

The current occupant of the Oval Office will not be joined by any former US president, after the White House said the invite was only for the Bidens.

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The President inspected the honor guard at Windsor

Mr Biden, 79, and his wife, 71, will return to Washington on Monday after Her Majesty’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen has met 13 of the last 14 US presidents, starting with Harry Truman in 1951 when she was still a princess.

The exception was Lyndon Johnson, who served as president from 1963 to 1969.

President Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden met the Queen in Windsor after last year’s G7 summit in Cornwall.

They were greeted by a guard of honor before having tea with Her Majesty.

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