Joe Biden Expressed His Thoughts On Queen Elizabeth During A Video Conference
President Joe Biden is following updates about Queen Elizabeth’s well being and has expressed his concern to British Prime Minister Liz Truss, White House spokesperson John Kirby stated Thursday.
“The president has been briefed, of course, this morning and will be updated throughout the day,” Kirby advised reporters in a briefing. “His and the first lady’s thoughts are solidly and squarely with the queen today and her family.”
Biden conveyed his ideas to Truss throughout a video convention of leaders from nations within the NATO navy alliance, Kirby stated.
Earlier on Thursday, Buckingham Palace introduced that the queen’s medical doctors “are concerned for Her Majesty’s health.” Her youngsters ― together with successor Prince Charles ― and different members of the royal household are touring to her facet at Balmoral, her fortress in Scotland.
The queen has been on the throne of the United Kingdom for 70 years ― making her the second-longest serving monarch in historical past. Last year, Biden turned the thirteenth U.S. president to satisfy along with her.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) additionally weighed in on the British ruler’s deteriorating situation. In Thursday morning remarks, McConnell referred to as her “a historic friend of the United States.”
“The Senate and the American people are watching the news regarding our friends in the United Kingdom and the health of their beloved Queen Elizabeth … as an exemplar of steady leadership and a beloved figure around the world,” McConnell stated. “The decades of her reign have seen a profound deepening of the special relationship between our two countries that has literally changed the world.”
The queen has called the connection between the U.S. and its former colonial ruler a matter of “immense importance.”
In a 1976 go to to Philadelphia, she said America’s independence “should be celebrated as much in Britain as in America. … We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.”
“The lesson was learnt,” she continued, saying the Revolutionary War inspired her nation to hew extra intently to its basic constitution of rights, the Magna Carta. Over the course of the queen’s reign, Britain withdrew from a lot of its former colonies around the globe.