As previously announced last week, the Queen is to meet US President Joe Biden and the First Lady, Dr Jill Biden, for the first time this Sunday. In the run-up to the historic event, Buckingham Palace has shared further details about the meeting.
According to the note shared by the Palace, the Queen will welcome the President and the First Lady at the dais in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle.
Following their arrival at Her Majesty’s Berkshire residence, the presidential couple will be given a royal salute.
This will be performed by a Guard of Honour formed by the Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards.
To honour the Queen’s guests, the US national anthem will also be played.
Mr Biden, who did not meeet the Queen even during his eight years as Vice President in the Barack Obama administration, will then accompany Major James Taylor, the Officer Commanding the Guard of Honour, and Major General Christopher Ghika, to inspect the Guard of Honour.
Afterwards, he will return to the dais to watch the military march with the Queen and his wife.
The private meeting between the Bidens and the Queen will take place inside the castle, during which the Palace said they will have tea.
Mr Biden, who landed in the UK yesterday to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall, is the 13th person to have been US president during the Queen’s record-breaking reign.
The monarch ascended to the throne on February 6,…