President Biden has taken his oath of office and the reins of the Presidency from Donald Trump, ushering in a Democrat majority for at least another two years. World leaders have sent congratulations to Mr Biden, with many likely striving to cement relations with the new Commander-in-Chief. Among them is Queen Elizabeth II, who sent the new President a note before his inauguration.
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The Queen, as the UK’s constitutional ruler, sent a congratulatory note to Mr Biden today.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the “private message” arrived ahead of the inauguration ceremony, which began at 12pm in the US (5pm GMT).
Mr Biden is one of several Presidents the Queen has met during her 69-year-long reign.
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Counting the new President, 14 have sworn the oath of office since the Queen took to the throne.
The Queen succeeded her father in 1952, and with the exception of Lyndon B Johnson and Mr Biden, she has met every US premier.
Amongst them were notable figures such as John F Kennedy and Barack Obama.
She met President Trump in the summer of 2018 for the first and only time.
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The Queen has met the following US Presidents:
- Harry S Truman
- Dwight D Eisenhower
- John F Kennedy
- Lyndon B Johnson
- Richard Nixon
- Gerald Ford
- Jimmy Carter
- Ronald Reagan
- George HW Bush
- Bill Clinton
- George W Bush
- Barack Obama
- Donald J Trump
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The Queen may soon get a chance to meet Mr Biden, as the UK is allegedly one destination he would like to visit soon.
He is due to set foot in the country for the G7 summit in June, hosted by Cornwall in 2021.
But a source close to Mr Biden said he wants to meet Mr Johnson and discuss the transatlantic relationship before then.
They told the Sunday Telegraph they would get along despite their conflicting politics.
The source close to Biden said: “Boris is a conservative, Joe’s a moderate [Democrat] so I think they can get over it. I think they’ll end up getting along.
“Joe’s view will be that they’ll have the destiny of the world on their shoulders so he’ll want to overcome any political differences.
“I think there’ll be more empathy than there was between Boris and Donald Trump.
“Boris seemed to get along with Trump, but I don’t know if he really did.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK