Jill Biden in UK for King Charles’ coronation, visits 10 Downing St

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Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States, has had several engagements with the British royal family, including celebrating the resilience of wounded service members with Prince Harry, discussing the importance of early childhood education with Princess Kate, and having tea with Queen Elizabeth II.

She is now back in London to represent the US at the coronation of King Charles III, the eldest son of the late Queen.

This will mark the first time that an American president has not attended a British coronation, the Associated Press has reported.

Prior to the main event, Jill Biden engaged in some informal diplomacy by meeting with Akshata Murty, the wife of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, at No. 10 Downing St.

During the meeting, Murty warmly welcomed Biden and her granddaughter Finnegan with hugs and kisses on the cheeks.

Following their warm welcome, Jill Biden and Akshata Murty went to the Downing Street residence to meet with military veterans and their families who are part of a health and wellness program.

Jill Biden is set to represent the United States at the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.

She will be seated among hundreds of heads of state, international royals, and other guests. Following the coronation, Biden will attend a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley.

On Sunday, she will attend a luncheon at the Downing Street residence hosted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty before returning to Washington.

Written by staff