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Biden and Jill’s ‘ideas are solidly and squarely with the Queen’

The White House mentioned the ideas of Joe and Jill Biden are with The Queen as senior members of the Royal Family rushed to be at her bedside at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle – the place she is below medical supervision amid issues for her well being. 

The president has been briefing on her situation and conveyed his ideas and prayers to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss. 

‘The President has been briefed and will probably be up to date all through the day on the regarding information out of the United Kingdom about Queen Elizabeth’s well being,’ mentioned White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the prime of her press briefing.

White House spokesman John Kirby mentioned that the president’s ‘and the first woman’s ideas are solidly and squarely with the queen at present and her household.’

Biden, throughout a name Thursday morning with allies on the state of affairs in the Ukraine, spoke to Truss about The Queen.

‘The President additionally conveyed to Prime Minister belief throughout a beforehand scheduled video convention this morning that he and Dr. Biden are pondering of the Queen, her household and the folks of the United Kingdom,’ Jean-Pierre mentioned. 

The president and Queen final spoke in June 2021, when the Bidens have been in Britain for a G7 summit. 

Biden has spoken warmly of The Queen and praised her ‘selfless devotion and service’ to the folks of the United Kingdom on the event of her platinum jubilee.

He’s additionally mentioned she reminded him of his mom – a excessive praise from the president, who adored his mother. 

Biden and The Queen share a lot in widespread: an extended historical past of service to their nation (Biden’s almost 50 years in public life, The Queen’s greater than 70 on the throne), devotion to their religion (he’s Catholic, she is head of the Church of England), and their love for his or her households. 

The president has had three conferences with the monarch, all of which came about on British soil. 

The Queen has met 13 U.S. presidents, each one since Harry Truman, with the exception of Lyndon Johnson. Her conferences with the American leaders have been an emblem for the ‘particular relationship’ that exists between the US and UK. 

President Joe Biden has been briefed on the Queen’s situation; above first woman Jill Biden and President Joe Biden joined Queen Elizabeth II for tea at Windsor Palace in June 2021

President Joe Biden conveyed his thoughts and prayers about Queen Elizabeth to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss

President Joe Biden conveyed his ideas and prayers about Queen Elizabeth to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss

President Joe Biden with the Queen at Windsor Palace - after their meeting he said she reminded him of his mom

President Joe Biden with the Queen at Windsor Palace – after their meeting he mentioned she reminded him of his mother

The Bidens also met the Queen in June 2021 in Cornwall during a reception for the G7

The Bidens additionally met the Queen in June 2021 in Cornwall throughout a reception for the G7

The fundamental meeting between Biden and The Queen came about in June 2021 when Joe and Jill Biden have been in the United Kingdom for a G7 meeting hosted by then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

The Queen hosted the Bidens for a personal tea at Windsor Palace at the finish of the G7 gathering.

She greeted the Bidens in the Windsor’s out of doors courtyard with a Guard of Honour. The celebration consisted of a lowered parade round the grounds attributable to the COVID pandemic.

Afterward President Biden in contrast HM to his late mom, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden, identified to the household as Jean.

‘I do not assume she’d be insulted however she jogged my memory of my mom, the look of her and simply the generosity,’ the president advised reporters after the go to.

Jean Biden was a religious Catholic mom-of-four who raised the future president in Pennsylvania and helped him overcome his childhood stutter. She died in 2010, aged 92, however remains to be often quoted by the president in his political speeches.  

She reportedly had a ‘formidable’ affect on the president’s life, becoming a member of him on the marketing campaign path as he sought election to the Senate and supporting him after his first spouse and daughter died in a automotive crash.  

Queen Elizabeth additionally has 4 youngsters and is understood for her religion. 

The president additionally mentioned that, throughout their tea, the Queen requested him about world leaders Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. He mentioned she additionally requested what life in the White House was like.

‘We may match the White House in the courtyard,’ he mentioned he advised her, referring to Windsor Castle.

At the June 2021 meeting, President Biden, who is known for being touchy-feeling, appeared to reach out as if to offer The Queen his arm to escort her off the dais; but he drew back at last minute

At the June 2021 meeting, President Biden, who is understood for being touchy-feeling, appeared to achieve out as if to supply The Queen his arm to escort her off the dais; however he drew again eventually minute

President Biden stayed close to the Queen as she walked off the dais; it is a breach of protocol to touch The Queen

President Biden stayed near the Queen as she walked off the dais; it’s a breach of protocol to the touch The Queen

Jill Biden, The Queen, and President Joe Biden during the Guard Parade at Windsor

Jill Biden, The Queen, and President Joe Biden throughout the Guard Parade at Windsor

U.S. President Joe Biden walks next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, as a guard salutes

U.S. President Joe Biden walks subsequent to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, as a guard salutes

The Queen poses with G7 leaders during their June 2021 meeting in Cornwall: (from left to right) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, President of the European Council Charles Michel and United States President Joe Biden

The Queen poses with G7 leaders throughout their June 2021 meeting in Cornwall: (from left to proper) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, President of the European Council Charles Michel and United States President Joe Biden

At their June meeting, the Bidens joined the Queen on the dais in the quadrangle, and a Guard of Honour, consisting of the Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards, carried out a Royal Salute.  

The Officer Commanding the Guard of Honour, Maj James Taylor, accompanied Biden, alongside with Maj Gen Christopher Ghika, in an inspection of the Honour Guard. 

The day was so vibrant the president, at one level, donned his signature aviator sun shades.

At the meeting, President Biden, who is understood for being touchy-feeling, appeared to achieve out as if to supply The Queen his arm to escort her off the dais. 

But he appeared to attract again at the final minute. It is a breach of protocol to the touch The Queen though the president stored a hand near her again as they walked off the stage. 

The Bidens additionally had met the Queen a day earlier when she attended a reception for G7 leaders in Cornwall.

At that occasion, the first couple spoke to The Queen in a reception line. The gathering seemed jovial with each members of the first couple and the monarch smiling broadly at each other. The Queen additionally poised for a socially distanced picture with the world leaders.

Biden beforehand met with The Queen in 1982, in keeping with the White House.

The president has spoken of his adminiration for The Queen. In June, in honor of her 70 years on the throne, he praised her ‘selfless devotion and service’ to the folks of the United Kingdom.

The first couple posted a video message in honor of her Platinum Jubilee on their social media channels. 

‘Congratulations in your Platinum Jubilee,’ President Biden mentioned in the message. ‘For 70 years you’ve got impressed folks with your selfless devotion and service to the folks the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Throughout your reign, the relationship between the United Kingdom United States has grown stronger and nearer than ever.’

Jill Biden added: ‘Throughout the years, the pleasure your visits to the United States have introduced Americans and your solidarity with the American folks in occasions of tragedy, have deepened the friendship and profound connection between our nations. And Joe and I have been so touched by the generosity and welcome you present to us once we visited you at Windsor Castle final year, throughout our first go to abroad as President and First Lady.’

The Queen waits in the Drawing Room earlier than receiving Liz Truss for an viewers at Balmoral, Scotland on Tuesday. Today she is below the supervision of medical doctors amid issues about her well being

A statement about the Queen's health is exceptionally rare and raises major concerns

An announcement about the Queen’s well being is exceptionally uncommon and raises main issues 

Members of the Royal household have gathered at the Queen’s aspect in Scotland.

Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew and Prince William have arrived at Balmoral. Prince Harry, who was in London, is in en path to the Queen’s Scottish residence. Meghan, his spouse, stayed in Lond.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, additionally stayed behind and was noticed in Windsor driving to select up George, Charlotte and Louis after they first full day at their new faculty.

In an unprecedented assertion about the 96-year-old’s well being, Buckingham Palace described the Queen as ‘comfy’ after her medical doctors examined her this morning, hours after she was suggested to relaxation.

The medical doctors’ assertion about the monarch’s well being is exceptionally uncommon and suggests the state of affairs may be very severe. And consultants mentioned it’s all the extra worrying as a result of all her household are both already by her aspect or en route.

The Queen postponed a Privy Council meeting on Wednesday at the final minute on medical doctors’ recommendation. 

She had a busy day on Tuesday, throughout which she greeted each Boris Johnson and Liz Truss at Balmoral, the place Johnson left the prime minister’s office and Truss was requested by HM to kind a authorities.

The Queen was pictured on Tuesday smiling and alert, however nonetheless frail, utilizing a stick and sporting in depth bruising on her fingers.

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