The US leader was greeted with a Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle

King Charles hosts US President Joe Biden for tea at Windsor Castle

On Monday at Windsor Castle, the King and US President Joe Biden had tea and talked about the environment.

When President Biden, 80, arrived to meet King Charles, 74, in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle, he was greeted with a Guard of Honor.


Mr Biden shook hands with the King upon arrival
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The Band of Welsh Guards played the US National Anthem while the Prince of Wales’s Company of the Welsh Guards rendered a Royal Salute during the ceremony.

The President and the King watched the military march past while the President, who was wearing a navy suit, examined the Guard of Honour.


The ceremony took place in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle
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Before showing the US president an exhibition of items from the Royal Collection related to the United States of America in the White Drawing Room, the two enjoyed tea at Windsor Castle.

The King and President Biden later joined attendees of the earlier-held Climate Finance Mobilization Forum in the Green Drawing Room.


The pair inspect a Guard of Honour
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For the purpose of reaffirming their commitments to tackling climate change in emerging markets and developing economies, the Forum brought together financial and philanthropic leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

First Lady Jill Biden traveled to represent the US on Monday, so it was the first time the two had spoken since the coronation.


The King and the US President shared a laugh
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Before he and President Biden attended the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service in September of last year, the President was present at the Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace on the eve of the monarch’s passing.

They had previously met at the Cop26 conference in Glasgow later that year and the G7 Leaders Summit in June 2021.


A warm rapport between the two men
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At Cop26, they shook hands and President Biden told Charles, “We need you badly.” He also expressed his admiration for Charles’ zeal for fighting climate change and his environmental activism.

Charles responded, “You are very kind for saying that.”

Why did President Biden meet King Charles?


Mr Biden also met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London
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Before President Biden travels to Lithuania for the NATO summit, he stops in the UK.

The US president met with Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, at Downing Street earlier in the day.

Why didn’t President Biden attend King Charles’s coronation?


First Lady Jill Biden at King Charles’s coronation
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It is believed that President Biden chose not to participate in the coronation of Charles and Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6 out of a desire to uphold a tradition that dates back to the founding of the United States of America.

Due to the USA’s ardent independence from the rule of the United Kingdom, this tradition forbids US Presidents from attending occasions like coronations.

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