The first lady changed out of the navy Carolina Herrera peplum top and skirt she wore to church Sunday morning into a blue shift dress and matching blazer for the Windsor Castle visit.
Her suit reflected the blue in the president’s tie, giving the couple a coordinating vibe for the Inspection of the Guard of Honor outside Windsor Castle, particularly under the bright sunlight on the beautiful British Day.
It was so bright the president, at one point, donned his signature aviator sunglasses.
The Queen, meanwhile, wore a bright pink dress with a floral pattern and a matching pink hat for the occasion.
Jill Biden changed into a soft blue suit for the Bidens’ meeting with The Queen; her suit coordinated with the blue in the president’s tie, giving them a matching vibe
After the formal greeting outside, the Queen and the first couple headed indoors for a private meeting.
The first lady’s office declined to name the designer of her outfit, saying they would not be commenting on Dr. Biden’s clothes. It’s marked difference from the Trump administration, when Melania Trump’s outfits were closely analyzed for any possible messages. Melania Trump rarely gave media interviews leaving a lack of spoken words.
Jill Biden, on the other hand, often speaks to reporters and held an impromptu, short press conference at the G7.
She’s also let her clothes speak for her, such as the blazer emblazed with the word ‘Love’ on its back, which she wore for the formal leader greeting on Friday.
‘I think that we’re bringing love from America,’ she said of it. ‘This is a global conference, and we are trying to bring unity across the globe. And I think it’s needed right now, that people feel a sense of unity from all the countries and feel a sense of hope after this year of the pandemic.’
Commentators noted it was a marked contrast from Melania Trump’s infamous ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ jacket that she wore for a trip to the Southern border.
Jill Biden wore blue while The Queen donned pink and President Biden slipped on his signature aviator shades
DON’T TOUCH JOE! President Biden, who is known for being touchy-feeling, came close to touching the Queen, a violation of royal protocol
The Queen hosted the Bidens for a private tea
Jill Biden wore a navy Carolina Herrera peplum top and skirt to mass with the president earlier on Sunday
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden share a kiss as they leave church after attending mass in St Ives on the last day of the G7 summit
At the meeting with the Queen on Sunday, President Biden, who is known for being touchy-feeling, appeared to reach out as if to offer The Queen his arm to escort her off the dais.
But he seemed to draw back at the last minute. It is a breach of protocol to touch The Queen although the president kept a hand close to her back as they walked off the stage.
The Bidens visited the Queen’s Berkshire royal residence this evening, after attending the G7 summit in Cornwall.
The couple met the Queen on Friday when she attended a reception for G7 leaders at the Eden Project.
The carefully-choreographed arrangements to welcome Biden echo the welcome given to Donald Trump in 2018, when the controversial then-US president travelled to Windsor to meet the monarch.
Trump and the Queen had afternoon tea together in the castle’s Oak Room, with the meeting lasting longer than expected.
It was due to last around half-an-hour, but overran by almost 20 minutes.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were received a state visit in 2009 where Michelle Obama famously hugged The Queen, a breach in protocol.
The Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, later said the monarch wasn’t bothered by it.
‘Much has been made about the meeting between Michelle and Her Majesty when an instant and mutual warmth was shared between these two remarkable women, and protocol was abandoned as they stood closely with their arms around each other’s backs,’ Kelly wrote in her 2019 book on dressing the Queen. ‘In reality it was a natural instinct for the Queen to show affection and respect for another great woman and really there is no protocol that must be adhered to.’
In 2008, when then US president George W Bush met with the monarch at Windsor, he enjoyed a traditional English afternoon spread of tea, small sandwiches and cakes in the White Drawing Room.