A new tenant at the White House. On Wednesday January 20, after bidding farewell to his home town of Delaware, Joe Biden was invested as the 46th President of the United States. A solemn ceremony, where were present many personalities, such as Jennifer Lopez or Lady Gaga, as well as former presidential couples, such as Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush or Bill and Hillary Clinton. Only absent, Donald and Melania Trump, who had already set sail for their home in Palm Beach, Florida. And if foreign leaders are not required to attend the investitures of their counterparts, Elizabeth II she, wanted to send a message to Joe Biden.
Indeed, several British journalists report that the British monarch sent a private and personal message to the new President of the United States, in particular to congratulate him on his election. A thoughtful choice on the part of Elizabeth II, who seems ready to forge with Joe Biden a relationship as cordial as the one she had for four years with Donald Trump, whom she received twice at Buckingham Palace, and who had supported her when Meghan and Harry left. Official visits, sometimes punctuated by appeals, as last June, when she contacted him in a series of talks with foreign leaders.
New: Her Majesty sent a private message to President Biden ahead of his inauguration today, Buckingham Palace confirm #PresidentBiden #TheQueen #royal #InaugurationDay
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A hand extended to Joe Biden by Elizabeth II?
It remains to be seen whether Elizabeth II will soon be able to receive Joe Biden in the United Kingdom, while the Covid-19 pandemic has been raging for several months, making the travel of foreign leaders complicated. Anyway, this private message from Elizabeth II seems to be a hand extended by the monarch to the new president of the United States who, masked, took an oath on the Douay-Rheims Bible which refers to the two French towns of Douai and Reims. A sacred book that dates back to the period when Catholics persecuted by the kings of England were welcomed in Douai and Reims.
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