WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Jill Biden, who represented the United States at Saturday’s coronation of King Charles III, said there was “such beauty in the pomp of the ceremony” that it was “just amazing to see.” It was that,’ he said.
“I can’t imagine that moment when the crown was actually put on the king’s head and then on the queen’s head,” she said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press after the ceremony in London. It’s really surreal to see and experience that moment.”
Charles’ wife, Camilla, was also crowned Queen in Britain’s first coronation in 70 years. His mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died last September after her 70-year reign.
No American president has ever attended a British coronation, and President Joe Biden asked the First Lady to represent the United States on his behalf. said it was the first time the first lady of the United Kingdom had attended a British coronation.
She brought one of her granddaughters, Finnegan Biden, 23, on the trip.
“It was an honor to represent the American people, and I wanted to be here,” said Jill Biden. It was one thing, and it meant a lot to both of us.”
The First Lady spoke as she and Finnegan headed for afternoon tea after the coronation at Westminster Abbey.
“I thought it was very British,” she said of teatime. “It was something we really wanted to do together.”
As she sat and watched the ceremony, she began to think about the importance of tradition.
“Sitting there, I felt this politeness and politeness that unites people from all countries,” she said.
At the coronation, Jill Biden sat beside Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska. said he did
Jill Biden said he paid close attention to the message of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby that people everywhere are looking for hope and joy.
“And I think it’s a very strong message because I think it’s true,” she said. I think it was important in this moment to bring that in.”
The first lady attended a Buckingham Palace reception hosted by Charles on Friday. Told.
She and Princess Kate have discussed what they, as mothers, would do to keep their children quiet in church, eating candy and the like, she said.
“When my son said he wasn’t sure he could sit still for two hours, we had a good laugh,” Jill Biden said.
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