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Days after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, President Joe Biden spoke with King Charles III to offer his condolences and hopes of maintaining their countries relationship.
The president of the United States has known the queen for three decades and has met her three times.
The most recent meeting they had was in June 2021, when the Queen received him and the first lady at Windsor Castle.
Biden flew to the UK at that time to attend the Group of Seven Leaders Summit.
After the summit, the US president described the queen as “very kind” to reporters.
Biden also revealed that he invited her to the White House and said the monarch reminded him of his late mother.
The White House released a statement regarding Biden’s appeal, writing:
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., spoke today with King Charles III to offer his condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.”
“The President recalled fondly of the Queen’s kindness and hospitality, including when she hosted him and the First Lady at Windsor Castle last June.”
“He also conveyed the great admiration of the American people for the Queen, whose dignity and constancy deepened the enduring friendship and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.”
“President Biden conveyed his wish to continue a close relationship with the king.”
President Joe Biden spoke on the phone with King Charles III on Wednesday, his first conversation with the new king since the queen’s death.
Biden expressed his condolences to the new monarch and “conveyed his wish to continue a close relationship with the king.”
The president also tweeted and remembered the Queen.
“I recalled her kindness, dignity, and constancy—and how she deepened the friendship between our nations.”
The call came before Biden was reported to be leading a US delegation to London next week.
Last week, President Joe Biden ordered flags to be flown at half mast above the White House and other public buildings until sunset, the day of the Queen’s funeral.