The White House Congratulates Queen Elizabeth On Platinum Jubilee

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Queen Elizabeth just achieved what no other British monarch has in history: she reached 70 years on the throne, a historic milestone. The main Platinum Jubilee celebrations are planned for this summer, but that didn’t stop the congratulations this weekend.

On Twitter, the White House posted on the day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: “Today we honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the historic occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. Throughout the past 70 years, she has strengthened the ties of friendship, shared ideals, and faith in democracy that forever unite our countries.”

In a new video clip released on February 6, the Queen is shown reading documents from her iconic red dispatch box at Sandringham. Sir Edward Young, the Queen’s private secretary, can be heard saying: “There are some really nice comments, including one from President Biden.”

The Queen then reads the message and says, “Oh, that’s very kind, isn’t it?” The contents of Biden’s message remain private.

In June 2021, President Biden traveled to the United Kingdom, his first international trip as President. Queen Elizabeth hosted Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at Windsor Castle, making Biden the 13th sitting U.S. president Her Majesty has met with over the course of her reign. After their meeting over a cup of tea, Biden said the Queen was “extremely gracious, which is not surprising.”