Queen’s private message to new US President Joe Biden revealed

The Queen sent a secret message prior to his inauguration

Queen Elizabeth II tours Queen Mother Square on October 27, 2016 in Poundbury, Dorset
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The Queen sent a private message to new US President Joe Biden, ahead of his inauguration yesterday. 

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 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.

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. 

Queen Elizabeth II (L) stands with US President Barack Obama and First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle ahead of a private lunch hosted by the Queen on April 22, 2016 in Windsor, England.

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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. 

Prince Harry and Jill Biden watch the wheelchair basketball at the Copper Box at Queen Elizabeth park on September 13, 2014 in London, England

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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 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 Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!