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The Queen sent a private message to new US President Joe Biden, ahead of his inauguration yesterday.
- Buckingham Palace is understood to have confirmed that the Queen sent a private letter to new US President Joe Biden prior to his inauguration.
- The contents of the secret letter are still unknown but it's thought to be congratulatory.
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The Queen sent new President Joe Biden a private letter prior to his inauguration ceremony in Washington DC yesterday. This has reportedly been confirmed to both Bazaar.com and Royal Correspondent Roya Nikkhah by a Buckingham Palace (opens in new tab) spokesperson.
Whilst the content of the 94-year-old monarch’s message has not been officially revealed - and it's likely that it won't be, it is widely believed to have been a message of congratulations to the incoming President.
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Yesterday Joe Biden became America’s 46th president, whilst Kamala Harris made history as the first female, first Black American, and first Asian American to become Vice President of the United States.
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Will the Queen meet President Joe Biden?
The Queen is understood to have met every US President aside from Lyndon B. Johnson since she ascended to the throne in 1952. As is traditional for the monarch, she will most likely invite President Joe Biden to make an official state visit to the United Kingdom at some point in the future, travel restrictions permitting.
As noted by Bazaar.com, one member of the Royal Family has already met one of the Bidens.
The Queen’s grandson Prince Harry was welcomed by America’s new First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, to a reception for British and American wounded servicemen and women when he visited the US in 2013. At that time, Mr Biden and Dr. Biden were Vice President and Second Lady during President Obama's time in office.
The Queen went on to meet President and Mrs Obama several times throughout his time in office, firstly in 2006 and then again in 2011 and in 2016, towards the end of his presidency.
Following their initial meeting, Prince Harry later invited Dr. Biden to the Invictus Games in London. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) are understood to be intending to return to the UK in 2021 to attend several significant royal events, who knows if they might also be eager to return around the time of a possible state visit by President Biden.
The Duchess of Sussex has previously spoken about the importance of exercising the right to vote. She also made history as the first modern member of the British Royal Family to vote in a US election.
We can’t wait to see the Queen meet President Biden in the future.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
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