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Joe Biden’s meeting with the Queen at Windsor Castle will be “a great honor” for the US President | UK News

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will later meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.

The couple will receive a guard of honor and tea during the visit, which comes after their last met at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

But this afternoon’s private time with the monarch can be seen as an important diplomatic gift from the British government, eager to solidify a relationship with the new president.

The Queen speaks to Joe and Jill Biden as they attend a reception at Project Eden for G7 leaders including Boris Johnson
The Queen also met the Bidens at the G7 summit in Cornwall

The Queen will welcome the Bidens inside the castle grounds, where a guard of honor formed from the Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards will make a royal salute, and the US national anthem will be played.

Mr. Biden will accompany the Officer Commanding the Honor Guard, Major James Taylor, and Major General Christopher Ghika, to inspect the Honor Guard.

After the official arrival ceremony, the Bidens will join the monarch inside the castle for tea.

In 2018, the queen accompanied the then president Donald trump to inspect the guard of honor in Windsor.

Images appeared to show Mr Trump walking past the Queen, seen by some as a diplomatic misstep.

Democratic strategist Laura Fink told Sky News Mr Biden would consider the visit a huge honor and that she wouldn’t be surprised if they had a lot in common.

FILE - In this file photo from Friday, July 13, 2018, US President Donald Trump and British Queen Elizabeth inspect the guard of honor at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.  US President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the Queen for a visit which will take place from June 3 to 5.  (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
Donald Trump appeared to walk in front of the Queen during a visit in 2018. Photo: AP

She said: “It’s funny because with Donald Trump he said it was the best time she had in 25 years after the event and I thought it was characteristic of his grandiloquence.

“I think it will be a 180 degree change with Joe Biden.

“He’s low-key, he’s someone who connects with people on a deeply personal level.

“I think right now, with the recent passing of Prince Philippe and President Biden’s experiences with losses in his own life, he tends to lead them with empathy …

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