President Joe Biden congratulated the monarch and affirmed the strong ties between the US and the UK
The White House confirmed that the first lady will attend the event, which is scheduled for May 6th, and the President expressed his desire to meet with King Charles in the UK at a future date.
Reports had earlier emerged that President Biden would not attend the coronation, but US officials downplayed the possibility, pointing out that no US president has attended a British monarch’s coronation in the past.
The coronation, which is set to be a solemn religious service as well as an occasion for celebration and pageantry, will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Buckingham Palace had earlier announced the event earlier this year, which will mark the first coronation in nearly 70 years, as King Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was crowned in June 1953.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had earlier traveled to London to attend the funeral of the late queen
During a private reception with the royal family and other visiting dignitaries on the eve of the funeral service, the First Lady had spoken with King Charles about his mother, highlighting the human toll of grief that even royals bear.
In summary, Dr. Jill Biden will lead the US delegation to attend the coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom in London, while President Joe Biden will meet the monarch in the UK at a future date.
The coronation, scheduled for May 6th, will be the first such event in nearly 70 years and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.