Dr. Jill Biden has recalled how Queen Elizabeth “insisted” on serving tea to her and President Joe Biden.
The US chief and his spouse met with the late monarch – who died in September 2022 aged 96 – at Windsor Fortress throughout a state go to to the UK in June 2021 and the First Girl has praised the “sense of independence” the queen was decided to retain at the same time as she grew older and extra frail.
In an extract from Robert Hardman’s new e book, ‘The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Trendy Monarchy’, shared by Folks journal, she recalled: “We went as much as her house. And I liked her sense of independence. She had a giant teapot. And Joe stated to her: ‘Right here, let me enable you to.’ “
The e book continued: “The Queen had been fairly insistent, nevertheless. ‘No, no, no. You sit,’ she informed the president. ‘I’ll serve you.’ “
Jill and her husband had “the perfect time” with the queen and admitted the assembly was each American’s “image” of a quintessential British tea occasion, particularly “when her little canine got here in”.
She stated: “Right here she was with this massive teapot pouring tea and we had the perfect time as a result of she has such a way of curiosity.
“She requested all about American politics and what was happening and [the president’s] perceptions of various individuals and completely different occasions.”
The couple made plans to journey to the UK as quickly as they heard in regards to the queen’s loss of life.
Jill stated: “Joe and I simply determined to attend. All of us grew up with the Queen. She was such a giant a part of our lives. She was simply all the time there and felt like she all the time can be – a very stunning, spectacular, wonderful girl.”