Biden Says The World Is “Better” Thanks To Queen Elizabeth II Paying Respect

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President Joe Biden paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday, praising the British monarch during his visit to the Queen’s Reclining Queen at Westminster Hall in London.

“To all the people in England, all the people in the UK, our hearts go out to you. You were lucky enough to have had her for 70 years, we all were. The world is a better place for her,” Biden said, according to Reuters. .

The president’s comments in the UK come a day before the Queen’s funeral, which he and many other world leaders are expected to attend. Meanwhile, King Charles II welcomed leaders at a reception prior to the funeral, Reuters reported.

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Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden was also seen on broadcast footage paying their respects at Westminster Hall. Bloomberg journalist Josh Wingrove posted pictures of the president and the first lady in the hall and signed condolence books.

Above, President Joe Biden, accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden, signs a book of condolences at London’s Lancaster House, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday. Biden praised the monarch after he visited the queen’s treasury.
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“President Biden and the First Lady just paid their respects to the Queen at Westminster Hall, according to the broadcast. Biden held his right hand to his heart as they paused for a moment before saying goodbye,” he wrote.

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Wingrove added: “First Lady Jill Biden signed a condolence book before moving to another room, where President Biden signed another.”

When the Queen died on September 8, at the age of 96, Biden released a statement in honor of the monarch.

“She was the first British monarch with whom people 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 last Christmas speech or her platinum anniversary on their phones,” the statement read. “And she, in turn, devoted her whole life to their service.”

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News week has contacted the White House for comment.

In the United Kingdom, Biden was expected to meet the country’s new prime minister, Liz Truss. However, the TBEN reported that the meeting has been canceled until after the funeral. The two will participate in formal bilateral talks this week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

On Friday, British officials said the 7.9-mile line to attend the Queen’s witness had reached capacity. In recent days, thousands have queued, in some cases waiting for more than 14 hours to pass the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall.

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