Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is predicted to host US President Joe Biden at Buckingham Palace before the G7 summit scheduled between June 11 and 13, consistent with a media report on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is additionally expected to participate in events within the initiate to and through the summit within the coastal region of Cornwall after India was invited as a guest country to hitch the Group of Seven – the united kingdom , Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and therefore the US – by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
According to The Sunday Times, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is keen for the royalty to possess a robust presence as a part of a pre-summit and post-Brexit charm offensive of world leaders.
“There may be a desire from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to possess a really strong royal presence before G7 events, and every one senior members of the royalty are going to be a part of what happens,” the newspaper quoted a senior royal source as saying.
The 94-year-old Queen, who has been based at her Windsor Castle range in south-east England through the coronavirus lockdown since last year, are going to be hoping to return to her London palace and obtain a calendar of activities going at Buckingham Palace after a year of pared-down events.
A one-on-one meeting between the monarch and therefore the new US President is about to be her first significant diplomatic engagement after she returns to London.
A so-called “soft power” reception in June is predicted to incorporate her son and heir, Charles , and wife Camilla – the Duchess of Cornwall, also as grandson Prince William and wife Kate Middleton – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – under plans being involved by royal and officialdom to cement the “special relationship” between the united kingdom and US. The Queen sent the new US President a personal message before his inauguration on January 20.
According to royal aides quoted by the newspaper, Charles has already written to Mr Biden to congratulate him on his appointment and is claimed to be delighted with a series of executive orders signed by the new president which address global climate change and therefore the environment, overturning many of Donald Trump’s policies.
During his UK state visit in 2019, Mr Trump had broken with the tradition of arriving at Buckingham Palace during a motorcade, choosing to fly in by helicopter instead – a move many believed was to avoid the thousands of protesters gathered in central London.
In another apparent breach of royal protocol, he had famously greeted the monarch with a “fist bump” rather than a handshake.
The Queen has met every US president since the beginning of her reign in 1952, except Lyndon B. Johnson, with Mr Biden now expected to be subsequent in line for a royal interaction.
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