Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States, attended King Charles’ Coronation on May 6 to show her support for the royal family and the next era of the UK monarchy. The event was held at Westminster Abbey. Biden arrived in a beautiful light blue long-sleeve dress paired with beige high heels and matching gloves. Her granddaughter Finnegan, who is the daughter of Hunter Biden, accompanied her wearing a stunning yellow dress with a cape and matching heels. They were both seen arriving in light colors for the Coronation. Although President Joe Biden did not attend the event, he spoke to Charles ahead of time to inform him that the First Lady would represent the United States at the Coronation.
The Bidens have a strong relationship with the Royal family and have met with members of the Firm a few times since Joe’s presidency began. In June 2021, Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the Bidens to a special reception, and then again in September to attend the Queen’s funeral. Upon the passing of the Queen, they released a joint statement mourning her death and honouring her role in deepening the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States.
Jill Biden’s trip to the UK came just over a week after her husband announced his re-election campaign for the 2024 presidential race with Vice President Kamala Harris by his side. The King Charles III and the Queen Consort Coronation Service were attended by more than 2,200 guests, including Members of the Royal Family, international representatives from over 200 countries, and approximately 100 Heads of State. However, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, did not attend the event as she stayed in America with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. The Coronation was performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who officially crowned Charles with St Edward’s Crown and Camila with Queen Mary’s Crown at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6.