The 96-year-old died “peacefully” Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands, where she was surrounded by her family, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Biden, who met with the queen at Windsor Castle last year on his first overseas trip as president, mourned her passing in a lengthy statement released by the White House.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era,” Biden said. “In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.”
President Donald Trump met with the queen twice during his one term in office. Barack Obama met with her four times during his two-term presidency.
The queen’s last visit to the United States was in 2007, when President George W. Bush welcomed Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to the White House.
“Our two nations hold fundamental values in common," Bush said during their visit. "We honor our traditions and our shared history."
The only U.S. president during her reign not to meet with the queen in person was Lyndon Johnson, who was sworn in after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
In 1961, Queen Elizabeth hosted a lavish royal ball for Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy at Buckingham Palace.
Her meetings with U.S. presidents predated her becoming queen.
President Harry Truman hosted then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Washington, D.C., in 1951, a year before she ascended the throne.
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Johnson was the only U.S. president not to meet the queen, although he did host her sister, Princess Margaret, at the White House.
Four objects from the Warumungu people will be returned from a New Zealand museum to country in the Northern Territory.Two hooked boomerangs (wartilykirri), an adze (palya/kupija) and an axe (ngurrulumuru) were collected by well-known anthropologist Baldwin Spencer and telegraph operator James Field.
South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one unidentified ballistic missile toward its eastern sea.South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sunday did not immediately say what type of missile it was or how far it flew.
The delivery of Bushmaster vehicles promised to Ukraine remains on track and is not been held up by red tape, Australia's defence minister says.Ukraine has asked for further Bushmasters, artillery and access to Hawkei protected light vehicles from Australia.
Diogo Dalot has helped Portugal take control of their Nations League group by scoring his first two international goals in a 4-0 rout of the Czech Republic in Prague.Spain blew their lead of Group A2 after flopping in a 2-1 loss to Switzerland in front of their disappointed fans in Zaragoza.
Adam Scott has led a stirring fightback by the underdog Internationals, who outplayed the United States in a marathon day of golf to leave the Presidents Cup suddenly up for grabs.The heavily favoured US started Saturday with a commanding 8-2 advantage and in position to register a Presidents Cup first - securing the golden trophy even before the final day singles matches.
Russian forces have launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in four occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow.In cities across Russia, police arrested hundreds of people who tried to protest against a mobilisation order aimed at beefing up the country's troops in Ukraine.
Three "rivalry" match ups for each team are a feature of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw announced on Sunday.Each of the 12 teams will play 14 regular season matches, meeting every other side at least once and playing three designated opponents twice, home and away.
Viliame Kikau has conceded his hit on Campbell Graham went wrong but is confident he is not at risk of missing the NRL grand final through suspension.Kikau was placed on report for an apparent first-half shoulder charge on the South Sydney centre, before Penrith fought back to claim a 32-12 win.
Botanic gardens may be nice places for walks or picnics but they're also playing an important role in combating climate change.The green spaces in Australia and around the world give scientists important information on how a warming climate is affecting plant species, University of Melbourne Professor David Karoly says.
Young Australians are more anxious than ever as they navigate technological change and the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.That's the conclusion of National Mental Health Commission chief executive Christine Morgan as a national listening tour near its end.
St Helens underlined their status as the most successful rugby league team in Super League era with a fourth consecutive grand final triumph at Old Trafford.The defending champions' 24-12 victory over Leeds, in front of a crowd of 60,783, earned Saints a record ninth grand final win and enabled them to send Kristian Woolf out on a high.
Russia has made its case to the world for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbour and the West to tell the UN General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had "no choice" but to take military action.At the heart of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's address was a claim that the United States and its allies -- not Russia, as the West maintains -- are aggressively undermining the international system that the UN represents.
Novak Djokovic produced a stunning performance to thrash Frances Tiafoe in his first match since winning Wimbledon in July to edge Team Europe ahead in the Laver Cup.With Roger Federer watching on from courtside at a sold out O2 Arena on Saturday, the day after his emotional farewell match alongside Rafa Nadal, Djokovic returned to action in spellbinding fashion.
South Africa scored five tries in a 38-21 win over Argentina but they could not stop the All Blacks winning the Rugby Championship title again.South Africa needed a bonus-point victory and to win by more than 39 points to steal the crown at the very end of the championship.
Lisa Keightley's reign as England women's head coach ended in controversy when India claimed the final wicket of the series with a run-out at the non-striker's end.The 51-year-old, from New South Wales, is leaving after informing the ECB she wouldn't be seeking a contract extension.
Powerful storm Fiona has ripped into eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds forcing evacuations, knocking down trees and powerlines and reducing many homes on the coast to "just a pile of rubble in the ocean".The US National Hurricane Center said the centre of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was now in the Gulf of St.
Ivan Cleary is certain Parramatta hold no mental edge over Penrith, insisting that the Eels' record against his team will mean nothing come the grand final.Next Sunday's decider has lined up as a promoter's dream for the NRL, with the first genuine arch-rivalry match in a decider since Parramatta played Canterbury in 1986.