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Newsline: At UK embassy in Washington US President signed condolence book for Queen Elizabeth

Joe Biden has signed a condolence book for Queen Elizabeth at the UK embassy in Washington DC as he called the late monarch “a great lady.” The president and first lady were greeted at the embassy by British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce and her husband, according to a pool report. Mr Biden asked the ambassador if he could write in the condolence book, and she told him, “if you would like to Sir.” The president then sat at a table where the book sat alongside a photograph of the Queen and a bouquet of flowers. He then spent several minutes writing in the book, as the first lady, Jill Biden, stood next to him. Ms Biden then sat in the chair and added her signature to the president’s message. “We mourn for all of you. She was a great lady, I’m so delighted I got to meet her,” Mr Biden said and he walked over to meet with embassy staff. “Our hearts are with you,” the First Lady told the embassy staff. Mr Biden then thanks the staff and added, “As my mother would say, God, love you.” (https://news.yahoo.com/biden-signs-condolence-book-queen-224627523.html) The president and first lady then held hands as they walked out of the room.

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