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Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday, June 3, that the will welcome and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to on June 13 for their first one-on-one meeting.

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“This trip will highlight America’s commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalizing the Transatlantic relationship, and working in close cooperation with our allies and multilateral partners to address global challenges and better secure America’s interests,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

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The trip to the U.K. will be a part of the upcoming G-7 summit, and his first trip abroad since taking office in January This will also be the Queen’s first meeting with a world leader since her husband, Prince Philip, passed away in April.

The Queen reportedly privately sent Biden a congratulatory messaged ahead of his inauguration while the Biden’s offered condolences after Philip’s death, CNN reported.

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Biden first scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on June 10 before the Group of Seven or G-7 summit which will be held in Cornwall from June 11-13. This will reportedly be the first in-person summit of world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Biden previously met Prince Charles, when the heir to the throne visited Washington D.C. in 2015 while Biden was former President Barack Obama‘s VP. His relationship with Prince Harry has been described as a “bromance” as they have been photographed together several times over the years.

“I read in The Guardian, or one of them, and it says — I’m paraphrasing — everywhere Prince Harry went, he had this blonde woman on his arm. The Vice President’s wife! I’m a little worried here, you know what I mean?” the 78-year-old previously joked.

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During her 69 year reign, the Queen has met with every U.S. President, except for Lyndon Johnson. Former President Donald Trump was the third to be invited for an official state visit, after state dinners with George W. Bush and Obama.

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