President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden made a visit to Windsor Castle on Sunday afternoon, where they were greeted by Queen Elizabeth II on the dais in the courtyard and the president reviewed the guards.
The Bidens and the queen stood on the dais after Marine One landed on the grass near the palace, while the “Star-Spangled Banner” played. During the outdoor gathering, Biden donned his trademark aviator sunglasses.
Biden then strolled into the quadrangle, removing his aviators and inspecting the guard.
The Bidens departed Windsor and boarded Marine One about an hour later.
Later, on the runway at London Heathrow, the president told reporters that the queen reminded him of his mother and that he invited her to the White House. Elizabeth was hailed as “very courteous” by Biden, who added that they “had a fantastic chat.”
The first lady then met with veterans from the United Kingdom who had taken part in Walking with the Wounded’s 2018 Walk of America mission. She had acted as the event’s patron.