Biden says Queen Elizabeth II reminded him of his mother

Biden says Queen Elizabeth II reminded him of his mother
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President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE told reporters that Queen Elizabeth II reminded him of his mother shortly after the two met at Windsor Castle on Sunday.

After wrapping up a summit with the Group of Seven (G-7) nations, President Biden headed to Windsor Castle with first lady Jill Biden, where they were greeted by the queen. The president took part in an Inspection of the Guard of Honor and then joined the queen and first lady to watch a military march. Afterward, the three went into queen’s apartment for tea. 

Speaking on the tarmac of London Heathrow airport to reporters after his visit, he said the queen “was very gracious.” 


"I don’t think she’d be insulted but she reminded me of my mother. In terms of the look of her and just the generosity," he added.

Biden said Queen Elizabeth II wanted to know more about Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinKaseya obtains key to decrypt systems weeks after ransomware attack The withdrawal from Afghanistan happened too fast and will have consequences US, Germany reach deal on controversial Russian pipeline MORE and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Biden is scheduled to meet with Putin in a bilateral summit in Switzerland after attending a NATO summit in Brussels. 


Queen Elizabeth also asked Biden what the White House was like. 

I said, this is..., we could fit the White House in the courtyard,” Biden told reporters, referring to Windsor Castle.

Biden confirmed to reporters that he had invited her to the White House.

Biden spent four nights in the U.K. meeting with foreign leaders including Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronFrench anti-vaccine protests compare themselves to Jews in Nazi Germany, sparking criticism Delta fears grip economy as cases jump across the country Data reveal big opportunity to finish the vaccine job MORE of France. He now heads next to Brussels to participate in Monday's NATO summit.