Joe Biden says Queen Elizabeth reminds him of his mother.
The 79-year-old US president was in London with his wife and US first lady Jill Biden on Sunday (18.09.22) to pay tribute to Her Majesty, who now lies in state at Westminster Hall following her death aged 96 on 8 September – and explained that “the world has become a better place” for having her as head of state for 70 years, as he remembered meeting her in 2021 when he was elected to power.
Speaking after visiting the coffin, he said: “To all the people of England and all the people of Great Britain, our hearts are with you and you were lucky to have her for 70 years, we were all lucky. The world was a better place for her. Thank you. She reminded me of my mum .Just because of the way she touched when she leaned over.
“The way she looked like, ‘are you okay? Is there anything I can do for you? What do you need?” and then also, “Make sure you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing.”
People also read…
The Democrat, whose mother Catherine ‘Jean’ Biden died in 2010 aged 92 after a long illness, is due to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday (19.09.22) and is among around 500 world leaders venturing to visit England. capital in memory of the deceased monarch.
He added that the Queen’s loss had left a “gigantic hole” but explained that he had told her eldest son King Charles, who ascended the throne at the time of her death, that she would be “with him” throughout his reign. .
He said: “She was as much in person as she was in person – dignified, honourable, all about service. Our hearts go out to the Royal Family, King Charles and the whole family. It’s a loss that leaves a giant hole and sometimes you think you’ll never get over it, but as I told the king, she’ll be with him every step of the way, every minute, every minute.And that’s a reassuring thought.