President Biden congratulates King Charles on coronation

President Biden congratulates King Charles on coronation

May 6, 2023

Joe Biden congratulates King Charles and Queen Camilla on their coronation as he hails ‘the enduring friendship between the US and the UK’

  • In a tweet, President Biden, 80, said he the relationship between the two nations was a source of strength 
  • Jill Biden, 71, was joined by her granddaughter Finnegan as she represented the United States at the ceremony in London 
  • President Biden declined his invitation from Charles, telling MSNBC he ‘has a lot going on’

President Biden has congratulated King Charles and Queen Camilla on their coronation as he hailed ‘the enduring friendship’ between the two nations. 

In a tweet, President Biden said: ‘Congratulations to King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their Coronation. 

‘The enduring friendship between the U.S. and the U.K. is a source of strength for both our peoples. 

‘I am proud the First Lady is representing the United States for this historic occasion.’

King Charles III is crowned with St Edward’s Crown by The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend Justin Welby

Queen Camilla arrives for her coronation at Westminster Abbey, London.

President Biden pictured on Friday during a meeting with his ‘Investing in America Cabinet

No US President has ever attended a British coronation – and Jill and Finnegan are understood to be the first immediate family members of a sitting President to attend the event. 

Finnegan and Jill were seen being escorted into Westminster Abbey, where they took their seats several rows back behind the representatives from Serbia, Slovakia, and Macedonia.

The First Lady and her grandchild were seated alongside Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska.

During an interview on MSNBC last night, the President said of his absence at the coronation: ‘I told [King Charles] I couldn’t be there because I have this going on.’

He added that he told the King that he would be in the UK during the summer during the NATO conference, saying ‘He’s a good acquaintance and we’ve worked together on environmental issues.’

Last year, President Biden and his wife Jill attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. 

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