President Joe Biden became the 12th sitting president to meet the Queen during her reign, joining a legacy of American leaders paying their respects to a global icon and living piece of history

He and first lady Jill Biden had a formal audience with her at Windsor Castle, her home outside London. It was her first one-on-one engagement with a world leader since the coronavirus pandemic began. And it’s among her first public engagements since her husband, Prince Philip, died at 99 earlier this year.

The Queen welcomed the President and first lady at the dais in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle. Upon the Bidens’ arrival, an honor guard formed of The Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards gave a Royal Salute, and the US National Anthem was played.

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