Queen Elizabeth II to meet with Biden at Windsor Castle next weekend

Flag flying atop Windsor Castle in Windsor, England
The British Royal Standard flies above Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.
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Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will meet President Biden at Windsor Castle during his visit to Britain next week to attend the Group of Seven leaders’ summit.

The British monarch will host the president and First Lady Jill Biden on the final day of the June 11-13 summit, which will be held in Cornwall, in southwest England, the palace said Thursday.

The leaders of the wealthy industrialized nations are holding their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years.

Host nation Britain is keen to show that the rich countries’ club still has clout in a fast-changing world. It also hopes to use the Britain’s G-7 presidency this year to help forge a post-Brexit “Global Britain” role for the country.