President Joe Biden leads tributes to the Queen from US politicians

Following the tragic news about the death of Queen Elizabeth II, US President Joe Biden issued a statement.

President Biden met The Queen last year for tea at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty and massed bands gathered in the Quadrangle at Windsor for the official meeting, where Joe Biden inspected the Guard of Honour; this was formed of The Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards.

The Queen hosted President and First Lady Biden for tea at Windsor (@RoyalFamily)

He opened his tribute by saying The Queen ‘was more than a Monarch. She defined an era’.

The Queen was ‘a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her’.

Biden spoke about The Queen’s generational impact, noting she was the ‘first British Monarch to whom people all around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection—whether they heard her on the radio as a young Princess speaking to the children of the United Kingdom, or gathered around their televisions for her coronation, or watched her final Christmas speech or her Platinum Jubilee on their phones. And she, in turn, dedicated her whole life to their service’.

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President Biden said whilst she was supported by husband, the late Duke of Edinburgh, she ‘led always with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the incomparable power of her example. She endured the dangers and deprivations of a world war alongside the British people and rallied them during the devastation of a global pandemic to look to better days ahead.’

The US President said The Queen supported charities that ‘uplifted people and expanded opportunity’. He added ‘by showing friendship and respect to newly independent nations around the world, she elevated the cause of liberty and fostered enduring bonds that helped strengthen the Commonwealth, which she loved so deeply, into a community to promote peace and shared values’.

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‘Queen Elizabeth II was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy who deepened the bedrock Alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States. She helped make our relationship special’.

The US President concluded his speech by saying he looked forward to continue to build a close relationship with The King and The Queen Consort.

‘Her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world’.

We’ve collated other tributes from previous US Presidents below:



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