The Queen will meet President Joe Biden next weekend at Windsor Castle.
Her Majesty, 95, is also due to host First Lady Jill Biden during the meeting on June 13.
Biden will already be in the UK for the G7 summit in Cornwall on his first overseas trip since becoming President.
Buckingham Palace said in a short statement: “The Queen will meet the President of the United States of America and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, 13th June 2021.”
Biden will be the 13th US President to meet the Queen, who has hosted every American head of state since taking the throne in 1952.
The only exception was Lyndon B. Johnson, who did not fly to Britain during his presidency.
This event will be the first time the Queen has flown solo during the official meeting after the death of Prince Philip in April.
Biden and his wife recently sent a message following Philip’s death, saying: “On behalf of all the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the entire Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom … Jill and I are keeping the Queen and Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in our hearts during this time.”
The Bidens already have a bizarre connection with the royal family.
Jill has known Prince Harry for years after they first met at an event in 2012 for wounded US and British soldiers.
The pair are understood to have bonded over their military ties, with Jill’s Major stepson Beau tragically passing away in 2015 from brain cancer.
The First Lady has since been a regular at Harry’s Invictus Games along with her husband.
Biden even joked back in 2016 that Jill “spent too much damn time with Prince Harry”.
The Queen has been carrying out royal engagements following her period of mourning.
She attended a scaled-back State Opening of Parliament earlier this month and visited the HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission
Originally published as Queen to host Joe Biden next weekend