Jill Biden dives into paperwork on Air Force One before UK trip
‘Prepping for the G7’: Jill Biden dives into paperwork on Air Force One before UK trip where she will meet the Queen and a veteran’s charity backed by Prince Harry
- Jill Biden spent the flight to the United Kingdom prepping for the upcoming G7, posting photo of herself at work on the presidential aircraft
- She’s accompanying Joe Biden on his first overseas trip as president
- While in UK, Jill Biden will have tea with Carrie Johnson
- She and Joe Biden will meet with The Queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday
- Jill also will meet with UK veterans with ties to Prince Harry
- Bidens are friends with Harry and have attended his Invictus Games
Jill Biden G7 Events
Jill Biden accompanies her husband Joe Biden for the UK portion of his trip where she will participate in G7 activities and promote her Joining Forces initiative.
Wednesday, June 9: Joe and Jill Biden arrive in the UK where they will meet with and speak to American troops and their families stationed in the United Kingdom at Royal Air Force Mildenhall
Thursday, June 10: Jill Biden and Carrie Johnson will meet separately over tea and then tour St. Michael’s Mount off the coast of Cornwall
Friday, June 11: Jill Biden will take part in the G7 Summit welcoming events.
Saturday, June 12: Jill Biden will participate in the program for spouses of G7 leaders. Then, as part of Joining Forces, she will meet with members of Bude Surf Veterans, a local volunteer group that assists UK military veterans.
Sunday, June 13: The First Lady will accompany the President to Windsor Castle for an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Jill Biden will then meet with the United Kingdom veterans who participated in Walk of America, a 2018 expedition led by Walking with the Wounded, which she served as patron of
Jill Biden spent the flight to the United Kingdom prepping for the upcoming G7, posting photo of herself at work on the presidential aircraft.
‘Prepping for the G7,’ the first lady wrote on her social media accounts with a photo of herself seated at a desk, going through a binder of paperwork. A blue flight jacket with the presidential seal is draped on the chair.
Biden, a university professor, has a packed schedule for her first overseas trip as first lady.
She is only accompanying President Joe Biden on the UK-leg of his eight-days overseas trip. She’ll return to the United States on Sunday, after they meet with The Queen, while the president goes on to Brussels for a NATO meeting.
During her four days abroad, Jill Biden will have tea with Carrie Johnson, the wife of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. She’ll also have her own events with veterans, including a group that has ties to Prince Harry.
Harry remains major news in Britain after the birth of his daughter, Lilibeth Diana, with his American-born wife, Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pushing back against reports they did not receive permission from The Queen to use her childhood nickname for their daughter.
Jill Biden is friends with Harry as is President Biden. Both Bidens have attended his Invictus Games and Jill Biden has supported veterans groups along with him.
Biden served as patron of Walk of America, a 2018 expedition led by Walking with the Wounded, a group Prince Harry was patron of. Harry walked with six veterans – three Americans and three British – during one of their UK legs.
On Sunday, after she and the president meet with The Queen at Windsor castle, Jill Biden will meet with the UK veterans who participated the walk, in which three veterans from the United States and three veterans from the United Kingdom, walked 1,000 miles across the United States to share the stories of wounded, ill, or injured service members.
On Saturday, she will highlight her Joining Forces initiative when she meets with members of Bude Surf Veterans, a local volunteer group that assists United Kingdom military veterans with physical or mental health injuries through surfing.
The group is funded, in part, through the Invictus Games Foundation, which was established by Prince Harry.
Jill Biden prepared for the G7 as she rode Air Force One from Washington DC to UK
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wave as they arrive at RAF Mildenhall, England, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall
Jill Biden admonished husband Joe to pay attention during her speech during her Air Force personnel at Royal Air Force Mildenhall
The Bidens are close friend with Prince Harry: They attended day 8 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 with him
Jill Biden will meet with veterans who participated in the Walking for the Wounded; a 2018 expedition led by the group that Prince Harry was patron of; Harry joined the veterans for part of their walk
Upon her arrival in the United Kingdom on Wednesday evening, Jill Biden addressed US Air Force personnel stationed there, where she admonished her husband Joe to focus on her.
‘Joe pay attention,’ the first lady told the president.
She had just told the service members to sit down. President Biden, standing behind her, turned around to see the troops positioned behind the stage.
That was when the first lady asked chided him to watch her as she addressed Air Force personnel at Royal Air Force Mildenhall.
In her brief remarks, the first lady thanked the troops for their service and touted her Joining Forces initiative – a group she formed with then-first lady Michelle Obama to support families of American troops.
‘I hope that you know how special you are. And we are so grateful for your and your family’s service,’ she said.
Biden and his wife Jill, a university professor, touched down at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk in Air Force One just after 7.30pm.
On Thursday, the Bidens will meet with UK PM Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson.
The First Lady and Carrie Johnson will meet separately over tea and then tour St. Michael’s Mount off the coast of Cornwall.
On Friday, Jill Biden will participate in G7 activities, which include a dinner hosted by the Royal Family.
Carrie’s first official duties as Mrs Johnson! Newlywed will meet First Lady Jill Biden for tea and tour St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall ahead of the G7 summit
America’s First Lady will meet with newlywed Carrie Symonds during her trip to the UK this week for the G7 summit, the White House has announced.
In a statement released this afternoon, it was confirmed that President Joe Biden’s wife Jill, 70, will enjoy a visit with the new Mrs Johnson, 33, over tea on Thursday.
Jill, a university professor, and Carrie, a former Tory aide, will then tour St. Michael’s Mount off the coast of Cornwall, where the G7 summit is being held on Friday.
Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that the First Lady and her husband President Biden will also meet with the Queen at Windosr Castle on June 13.
America’s First Lady (pictured left) will meet with newlywed Carrie Symonds (pictured right) during her trip to the UK this week for the G7 summit, the White House has announced
Big day! Boris Johnson and Carrie married in a private Catholic ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on May 29, with a small group of family and friends present
‘The President and First Lady will meet with The Right Honorable Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Mrs Carrie Johnson,’ the statement from the First Lady’s office read.
‘The First Lady and Mrs Johnson will meet separately over tea and then tour St. Michael’s Mount off the coast of Cornwall.’
This weekend, when Mrs Johnson joins her new husband Boris at the G7 Summit, will be their first major engagement as a married couple.
Carrie will be in charge of all the leaders’ spouses, including France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron, 68, Joachim Sauer, 72, husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, 46, wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill left the White House on Wednesday on the way to Cornwall where they will meet Boris Johnson and attend the G7, before a meeting with the Queen
Boris and Carrie married in a private Catholic ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on May 29, with a small group of family and friends present.
They proceeded with a small reception in the Downing Street garden, where an official photograph of the bride and groom was taken.
The couple have already sent save-the-date cards for a wider celebration on July 30 next year. The couple’s one-year-old son Wilfred attended the small wedding in the cathedral where he had previously been baptised.
The bride wore a rented long lace gown and a floral headband. She has taken the Prime Minister’s surname and is now known as Mrs Johnson.
It is understood Mrs Johnson was unhappy that an unofficial snap, presumed to have been taken by a guest, circulated on social media. Downing Street declined to comment on the timing of the wedding.
Meanwhile, President Biden is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Boris for face-to-face talks tomorrow – the first time the two men will have met in person – before the summit formally gets underway on Friday.
When the summit ends on Sunday, the President and First Lady will meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Mr Biden will then depart for Brussels where he will attend a NATO summit and a joint US-EU summit before then heading to Geneva in Switzerland for a bilateral showdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In an article for the Washington Post, Mr Biden announced that the trip is about ‘realising America’s renewed commitment to our allies and partners’ as he attempts to mend relations with Britain and the EU.
His predecessor Donald Trump engaged in a bitter trade row with the EU and slammed NATO members for failing to spend more on defence – sparking fears that he would pull the US out of the alliance.
The Republican president also angered the international community after he formally withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris Agreement – both negotiated by Barack Obama. One of Mr Biden’s first acts as President was to rejoin the climate accord and reopen nuclear talks with the Islamic Republic.
Mr Biden also said that he would meet with Mr Johnson to ‘affirm the special relationship between our nations’ – a term which the British premier reportedly told the President that he hates because it is ‘too needy’.
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