President Biden will visit Northern Ireland in April, doesn’t plan to see King Charles

President Biden is Irish-American, and he loves Irish people. Still, he’s gone out of his way to show respect for Britain and the British monarch. He made a point of spending time with Queen Elizabeth II and he attended her funeral. But White House sources revealed recently that Biden won’t travel to London for King Charles’s coronation. Why would he? Still, it’s funny because Biden is making a point of visiting Northern Ireland in April to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. He’s already got that visit on his schedule… but he probably won’t stop in London, nor will he meet King Charles during the trip.

President Biden plans to visit Northern Ireland next month to mark the 25th anniversary of a landmark peace agreement there. But his trip is stirring concern in diplomatic circles because Mr. Biden will not meet King Charles III, which British and American officials said could be interpreted as a snub, given that he also plans to skip the king’s coronation.

The White House has yet to confirm Mr. Biden’s trip to commemorate the Good Friday Agreement, which ended decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. British and American diplomats with knowledge of the planning said Mr. Biden is scheduled to arrive in Belfast, the capital, on April 11, a week before the king and other leaders are scheduled to gather in the city.

Mr. Biden will spend a day and a half in Belfast, the officials said, before traveling to the Republic of Ireland for three days to explore his ancestral roots. He will be back in the United States before Charles, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and other leaders, including former President Bill Clinton, are expected to gather in Belfast for a formal ceremony to mark the anniversary.

The president’s heavy emphasis on Ireland, plus the lack of a stop in London or a meeting with the king, has raised concerns among diplomats on both sides about the signal it sends one of America’s closest allies. While Charles remains above politics, he is the head of state, and his coronation is expected to draw a parade of world leaders.

The White House declined to comment publicly on Mr. Biden’s travel, but an administration official said that “details of the trip are still coming together,” and defended the president from suggestions that his actions should cause any offense in Britain.

Mr. Biden’s relationship with the king is “strong,” the official said, noting that the president met with then-Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II in Glasgow, Scotland, before her death. The official added that Mr. Biden and his wife attended the queen’s funeral and are sending an official delegation to the coronation on May 6.

A spokeswoman for Downing Street said, “The prime minister looks forward to welcoming President Biden to the U.K. for commemorations around the anniversary of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement in April.” She declined to say whether that meant Mr. Sunak will make an extra trip to Belfast to meet Mr. Biden.

[From The NY Times]

It’s interesting to me that Biden is making a point of going to Belfast a week before the formal commemoration? He wanted to mark the anniversary, but not as part of the official events and ceremonies? It could be a security issue – while the Good Friday Agreement ended a lot of bloodshed, a lot of VIPs still feel like extended visits to Northern Ireland are a bit tricky from a security perspective. The Windsors rarely spend more than a few hours in Northern Ireland, same with English politicians. That being said, I bet Biden considers former President Clinton to be a good representative of America’s interest in the agreement (especially considering the Clinton administration largely facilitated it). Anyway, it’s hilarious that Biden doesn’t give a f–k about stopping in London during his trip. LOL. He probably didn’t want to spend anymore time with that horrible woman who told everyone he farted.

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  1. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Good for Biden. Steer clear of the con-a-nation. Go to Archie’s birthday party instead.

    • Inge says:

      Hahahahaha and then release the pic on the white house twitter during the coronation. I’m imagining Charlie throwing the crown on the floor in anger lol.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Biden was already suckered in to meeting William in Boston, only to have William keep him waiting in the cold as Will (the host) arrived later than his invited guest. Not to mention the fisaco of William inviting his friends to fly in from all over the world while the actual nominees had to stay home to save on carbon emissions. It made Biden look like a chump. And Jill Biden got burned by Kate at her do-nothing, say-nothing-of substance “round table” meeting. All Kate wanted was a photo-op to look important.

      I really hope the Bidens have learned their lesson about ever trusting the royal family again.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I would suggest that William looked the chump, as he kept the President of the United States waiting. Only a chump would do that. Remember, Biden made Willy Boy meeting him on the sidewalk, a quick stop on Biden’s way to a real meeting.
        Similar comment for the Kate disaster. That was her disaster, Dr. Biden didn’t get burned, Kate did. And in front of plenty of news cameras.

    • Fabiola says:

      With the state of our economy these visits need to stop. They are not necessary. We should be saving as much as possible. Biden should stay here and concentrate on inflation and school shootings. I have nothing against Northern Ireland but these trips should be put in pause for now.

    • Kathleen says:

      After that coarse, common tart of a queen kept rehashing and laughing at Biden’s farts, is there any surprise that he is less than enthused to meet her and her husband and watch them crowned? I hope he does not cave to pressure. There is going to be a lot of whining and diplomatic pressure put on the Pres between now and May 6th.

  2. Inge says:

    Lol and in the other article Charles is throwing a tantrum because world leaders really do want to meet him(really)

    Go Biden!

    • Cara says:

      King Charles is NOT a world leader. He is a novelty. Biden and the actual world leaders don’t owe him anything and it’s not their job to massage his fragile ego.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      GO Dark Brandon! Love this.

  3. equality says:

    I bet actual heads of state don’t attend. The countries with monarchs will let them be their rep but I wonder how many other PM’s and Presidents will send a rep instead of attending. I guess, the next article will be how Charles is “too busy” to meet with Biden.

    • LadyLake says:

      If I remember the last coronation (in NL) correctly, you sent your crown princess/prince to a coronation, not the ruling queen/king. Exceptions of course for close familial ties.
      Same for head of states: the non-Commonwealth countries with ceremonial head of states (Italy or Germany come to mind) might send those or ambassadors.
      Just ask yourself: who comes to an inauguration of a president, chancellor or prime minister? The ambassador, if even that. The other head of states send cards with best wishes.

      • Moxylady says:

        They are related to almost all the royalty in Europe. Vicky made that happen.
        But I don’t get why the U.K. royals all stay away from the European royals. The European royals are so chummy with each other. The U.K. royals not at all.
        Cuz they are a-holes?

      • Flowerlake says:

        I think Charles was at Queen Beatrix’s coronation in 1980, but can’t remember if he was at Willem-Alexander’s.

        Must have sucked for him if he had because WA is about a generation younger.

        More and more monarchs are doing the Dutch thing of abdicating when they’re getting on in yearsn now, so that the monarch will not be too old and a younger person can sit on the throne.

        Since that’s not the case with the UK, it must feel a bit weird, especially as it means that people in their 70s can now become king.

  4. L84Tea says:

    I actually forgot about the fart thing. Ugh, I still cannot get over how crass and tacky Camilla behaved. I actually sort of hope that’s part of the reason Joe’s paying them dust. I also believe Joe and Jill are both very much Team Harry, so my petty side secretly hopes that’s another reason he’s skipping the whole clown show.

    • MrsCope says:

      Also, Biden’s brand is “Dad.” You think he cares about Charles!? Nah.

      So, proud Irish-American ✅

      Team Harry ✅

      Not interested in sharing space with and deference for Camilla after her low-class gossip sesh ✅

      Brand “Dad” so wouldn’t hold a very high opinion of someone who so consistently undermines the honor ✅

      = “Unh unh, have somebody else do it.”

    • Athena says:

      Jill read SPARE and probably told him all about it.

      I think the shine has gone for Britain and British people. We were all fooled by the accent. I wonder when they’ll realize it.

      • Emily_C says:

        I don’t think anyone in America ever cared for Charles. Actually everyone I knew who paid attention at all has hated him ever since we learned how badly he treated Diana. Betty was a cute little old lady, but there was still resentment here over how she treated Diana, and that’s not counting the number of Irish-Americans with long memories.

        We can like watching Masterpiece Theatre and Tom Hiddleston and whatnot without having any affection at all for the British monarchy or the Tory-type Brits. We like pretty homes and pretty costumes and fantasies, but Americans are capable of telling the difference between fantasy and reality. Unlike so many writers for the British tabloids, who seem to think we’re still their colony.

      • AnneL says:

        I’ve never really felt that shine.

        I mean, I enjoy plenty of British books, films and actors, though no more than I enjoy American ones. But I’ve always been turned off by the class system and was not interested in the Monarchy. I’ll watch the shows for their costumes and performances, for the historic and just plain romantic and personal content. That doesn’t mean I feel like that society is superior in any way.

        I have a friend who was in London when Prince George was born. He said all the bells were ringing and he felt a thrill about it all. I thought that was weird. This guy is the grandson of immigrants from Czarist Russia, who got their kids an education and built a life in America. He’s very smart and well-educated and has earned what he has on his own. Why on earth would he feel a thrill about a future titular figurehead of our former colonizer being born?

        I don’t get it.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @AnneL – May be is sorta like the affection or “shine” some people feel/felt for Caroline and John, Jr. Kennedy???

        I have no idea but this is one only theory I could come up with.

      • Moxylady says:

        Omg….. what if all these world leaders
        so excited to line up to meet the 73 year old they have met 20 times before have also all read spare?!?
        I love this for them

      • Flowerlake says:

        I’m from a country with a monarch. Can’t explain it, but it might just be like having affection for the good things in your country.

        Of course that only works if the royal family are reasonably well-liked people.

        I used to respect the British monarchy as well, but not anymore.
        Camilla as Queen was not going to happen, as far as I recall, and it did.
        I think that’s disgusting.

    • The Recluse says:

      I bet FLOTUS has a LONG memory for Camilla’s tacky and disrespectful mouth. She’d slap a b!tch if she could, I suspect. Remember how fast she lunged in front of a protester during Biden’s campaign? Camilla should just shut up and sit her fugly butt down.

  5. Jais says:

    Why would he meet up with Charles? Just why? There’s no reason. It’s not even a big deal except the palace somehow thinks if they aren’t given absolute reverence then it’s a snub. They are obsessed with snubbing. Honestly, wondering who’s snubbing who throughout the damn day is another reason they’re so incompetent. Get a life, jeez.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      One thing about QEII that people seem not to remember is that she was last living relic of WWII. Many “people” wanted to meet her because she had been on a first-name basis with almost every world leader since Churchill. QEII meet Kennedy BEFORE Macron and Trudeau
      were even born. QEII was living history with a healthy dose of royal mystery.

      Chucky and Peggington do not have that “cred” and will never have that “cred”.

    • Moxylady says:

      Ok so I will explain it.
      Charles was born first to a specific lady who lots of people hated for decades but then she got like super old and people forgot they hated her. Anyway. She wore a fancy hat, was super rich and basically thought she was appointed by god to have generations of wealth and privilege gained from hundreds of years of colonization and brutality and racism.
      She met a lot of people and becayee she was alive for so long was seen as “stability” for the country. Cuz she never changed and that’s somehow reassuring in a leader.
      Anyway. She died.
      He was the first male out of her vagina so now he gets all the stuff.
      And it makes him the most important man in the world.
      He’s a complete j@ck@ss.

      • Jais says:


      • Anne Keane says:

        There is no evidence that people hated the Queen for decades. There was a dip in popularity from time to time but that is a big exaggeration. I am not a fan of the monarchial system and would like the U.K. to be a Republic, but I’m not kidding myself it’s in the immediate future. Good to see POTUS marking the importance of the Good Friday Agreement when so many Tories would happily have sacrificed it to Brexit.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Elizabeth was revered for never saying a single thing of substance in her life. Go figure.

      • Flowerlake says:

        She wasn’t hated for decades by lots of people.

        I think people overestimate how much the average British person thinks about their own monarchy.

  6. C-Shell says:

    While respectful to the monarchy, Biden hasn’t made it a secret where his loyalties lie w/re: Ireland and England. I’m impressed that the NYT is reporting on this angle. CIII just isn’t inspiring the reverence he believes he’s due thanks to emerging from an ordained-by-God uterus in the right order. Sad little man.

    Let’s Go Dark Brandon!

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    He doesn’t have to meet the King whenever he’s in this part of the world and am sure Sunak will be there.

    As for the Chubbly – looks like the Middletons will have to act as seat fillers at this rate.

  8. Amee says:

    All those monarchists are pro-Brexit and KCIII is desperate to show that England still matters in a post-Brexit world. It lost its relevance in Europe, in reality, and reality is kicking KCIII in the royal arse now. Biden would rather deal with a united EU.

  9. Paulkid says:

    Always proud of our President, his intentions are to elevate and protect the citizenry and not flatter petty mediocrity.

  10. Emily_C says:

    “Come Out Ye Black and Tans” running through my head.

    The Norman invaders of England practiced their genocide and colonialism in the British Isles first. They were horrific to everyone, but they didn’t stop murdering the Irish until the IRA made them run the hell away.

    • Concern Fae says:

      This. Biden is letting the UK know that the US may be a close ally of the UK, but in this dispute they are entirely on Ireland’s side. Brexit was a massive cockup and England has to deal with the fallout internally. Nobody else needs to be troubled by it.

      Ireland only returned to its 1850 population levels in the 2020 census. Charles is a fool for trying to make the coronation an international thing. He’s tied himself to the Tories and the tabloids. Not to mention the suitcases of cash from the Saudis. He can pretend nothing’s changed, but nobody has to help him.

      • Emily_C says:

        Ireland’s future is incredibly bright, too. While Britain… well, they’re gonna lose Scotland soon. (No, I do not mean in a few months, but in a few years? Gone.) I expect they’ll lose Wales soon after that. There will be a point when England will feel itself lucky to hold onto Cornwall, and they very well may not.

        I saw a mostly-joking post that said Scotland should lead a Celtic invasion of England to free them from the Tories and put them under the sure to be benevolent rule of a pan-Celtic government. In order to civilize them, you see.

      • Blujfly says:

        And it still hasn’t completely recovered its population right? 8 million people lived there in the 1840s. 6 million people basically dead or emigrated.

      • Flowerlake says:

        Brexit meant that lots of companies made their way across the channel so extra jobs for us 🙂

    • Cait says:

      Oh good, now this song is stuck in my head (my dad’s family is Catholic and from Northern Ireland).

    • Anne Keane says:

      I assume you don’t mean the modern Provisional IRA Emily, because if you had seen their work up close as I did you might have a different take on it. Terrible injustices were done in Ireland but murdering innocent civilians was not the solution. I hope to see a peacefully reunited Ireland.

      • Emily_C says:

        Worked, didn’t it? I’m not in favor of murdering civilians either, but if you’re talking about who murdered more civilians, the British soldiers and empire were committing genocide. I’m not here for “you must be peaceful to get rid of the invaders who are at this moment killing your people.” (Which I’ve seen people, right now, try to wield against Ukrainians, which is vile.) Eight hundred years of genocide is not going to make for a kumbaya situation.

  11. DARK says:

    Unlike Charles, Joe Biden is actually busy.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      I was going to say this! Biden has an actual job and has a LOT on his plate. Soothing Charles’ battered ego is definitely not a priority.

  12. Abby says:

    The intrigue of this is fascinating.

    I feel like Biden is generally good at international diplomacy. I’m sure he has reasons.

  13. Roseberry says:

    I hope he sends VP. Harris to the clowning ,a bi-racial American woman seated prominently- ahh the irony!

  14. Lightpurple says:

    Biden can do what he wants and if the British government wants him to meet with someone, the PM or foreign secretary can get over there. It’s not like he can negotiate anything with Charles. Clinton is a very fitting choice to represent the US at that ceremony, considering his role. Sadly, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith is gone but I wouldn’t be surprised if Biden sends a member of her family, especially as Caroline is serving in his administration.

    As for the coronation, if Biden doesn’t go, there are quite a few others who can represent the US such as Dr Biden; VP Harris; the Secretary of State; or a former President, such as Clinton or Barack Obama. I would love if he sent the Obamas, Clintons, and Bushs and left TFG out.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Sending the Clintons and Obamas is an excellent idea.

    • teecee says:

      Far too high profile a delegation. Former presidents in audience for this non-democratic farce??

      It’s going to be John Kerry or someone like that. And Kerry, a war hero and true patriot, is too good for them, too.

      • Fabiola says:

        Why would a president from a former colony that fought a war to be free from these monarchs got to a celebration of this monarchy?

  15. Renae says:

    Perhaps Bride of Chuckie should have had some manners and bit her tongue.
    You know that excuse KFC used for Harry? The “too busy” one? I have a feeling its going to echo from a whole lot of world leaders…..”so sorry, just TOO BUSY”, I’m sending the ambassador (or one of his underlings if the ambassador is Too Busy”).
    Actual world leaders have actual things to do. Besides, its May. Rather be out smelling new grass and flowers instead of old dust and magic vegan, organic oil that some chemist cooked up in a lab.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The Chancellor of Germany will not attend the Con-A-Nation as it is NOT his job to do as such. The President of Germany may attend the Con-A-Nation as it IS job to do as such.

      Other than Monaco, the other non-deposed Royal Houses should send the heir. I know I have read many places that non-deposed sovereigns (those sitting on a throne), as a rule, do NOT attend coronations of other royals. To my Knowledge QEII never attend anyone’s coronation; she sent Chucky and/or Diana.

      I have no doubt Princess Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu, her husband, will be there but she is a deposed royals as are the Bulgarians (House of Saxe-Coburg) and Serbians (very closely related to Prince Philip through House of Glücksburg)

  16. AnneL says:

    Biden has decades of diplomatic experience and knows people on the inside around the world. He knows what he’s doing. I mean Britain is our ally but it’s not like Chuck is really in charge of the government. POTUS doesn’t need to assuage his ego. Also, our relationship with Ireland is very important too. There’s an affinity between the USA and Ireland that runs deep.

    Yes, Biden is Irish but it’s not just about him. The US has generally taken Ireland’s side in spirit when it comes to its relations with England. We sent a lot of aid during the Famine. We helped broker the Good Friday accords. We were a colony too. And there are more people of Irish blood here than there are in Ireland at this point.

  17. Catherine says:

    Northern Ireland is only part of the UK because it was colonized and stolen. There is no place for a British monarch at a Good Friday celebration.

    • PunkPrincessPhD says:

      The foundational principle of the GFA (Belfast Agreement) is that NI’s constitutional status is dependent on the consent of a majority of the people of Northern Ireland, including a majority of both ethno-political communities. While it is fair to posit that the island was partitioned due to the colonial legacy, it *remains* part of the United Kingdom with the consent of the people of Northern Ireland *and* the people of the Republic of Ireland (the ratification of the GFA required a referendum in the RoI along with the removal of its territorial claim in articles 2&3 of the Irish constitution).

      My own personal beliefs lean towards historical justice and anti-imperialism, but as a scholar of the NI peace process, these tenets of the agreement have to be acknowledged in order for the balance to hold.

  18. Maeve says:

    I want a Derry Girls 25th Anniversary special with President Biden

  19. jferber says:

    Way to go, Dark Brandon.

  20. QuiteContrary says:

    Honestly, the gall of expecting President Biden to meet a British king — the descendant of the monarchs who enabled and facilitated torture, oppression, violence and famine in Ireland — on this particular anniversary …

    Biden’s mother loathed the British royals and reminded her son not to bow to the queen. Biden also has an Irish person’s grasp of symbolism so he’s not going to go out of his way to meet Charles on a trip to mark the 25th anniversary of the NI peace agreement.

  21. Charlotte says:

    Well considering the Tories have been doing their best to trash the Good Friday Agreement as they light the UK on fire for Brexit, why should he?

    I went through those pre-agreement armed checkpoints. They were fucking terrifying. Look what’s happened to Belfast since peace — they’re a hub of the movie and IT industries, people have jobs, it’s no paradise, but it’s not a war zone anymore.

  22. tamsin says:

    I think Clinton attending is very appropriate since he was the sitting president when the agreement was brokered. This nonsense about having the a US president pay his/her respects to the “king” just makes Charles look pathetic and begging for attention. In the courtiers’ minds, a king always outranks a president, but they are still mentally living in their expired bubble.

  23. Beverley says:

    It’s crazy how the BM and many Britons seem to think that the United States are still a British colony. They expected us to bow, scrape, and fawn over Pegs and OfWilliam like we’re still British subjects. I think the Waleses were genuinely surprised by the sheer indifference of the Bostonians (when they weren’t being booed). They honestly believed their whiteness and royal blood would be enough to have us fainting and praising them.

    Our Irish-American president doesn’t GAF about the British monarchy. Get over it! We broke up with y’all almost 250 years ago.

  24. tamsin says:

    Am I correct in this, quite a few recent American presidents have Irish among their ancestry- Kennedy, Biden, Regan, even Obama? Not necessarily significant, just interesting.

    • Pinky says:

      Every one since Kennedy except Ford and Trump.
      There are several more in the earlier period.
      22 in total have some level of Irish ancestry.

  25. Saucy&Sassy says:

    There seems to be two things going on here. The UK tends to think of itself at least on par with the US. Not true. They are no longer an empire and they need to get rid of that mentality. The UK simply isn’t a world power. Certainly, not now when the Tories have done everything they can to break so many services and the economy. Much what the GQP want to do in the US. The UK simply isn’t a major power player anymore. The EU is a major player in many ways just as NATO is in other ways.

    The second issue going on is that after the 2020 election when PM Johnson was making noise about violating the Good Friday Agreement, Biden made it very clear that there would be ramifications if that happened. This was before Biden took office. There isn’t anyway that Biden would kowtow to the British. Biden has always been pro NI and he will continue to be. I also think that his trip to Ireland to spend time in the area of his roots is not only for pleasure but sends a message that he is part Irish and is proud of that.

    I don’t know who started this KFC is being snubbed stuff, but they are doing KFC a disservice. Perhaps that’s the goal. Biden doesn’t have the time to take a fluff meeting with KFC who is not involved with politics and can only offer a look at the inside of a palace. The British Monarchy is important to the British (or a portion thereof). The rest of the world has been modernizing, while the British monarchy is committed to staying in the dark ages.

    • molly says:

      They Brexited themselves right off the world stage. There’s a fondness for the culture, but that’s mostly leftover affection for the Queen. At this point, they’re a dysfunctional island who’s main export is actors and romance novels by Fergie.

    • Lucy says:

      London was one of the top international cities in the finance sector, up until brexit. They were influential and important up until they brexited themselves into a small, isolated country. Putin really got them. I’m hoping we withstand the fascists he’s been paying through the NRA.

    • Emily_C says:

      This is something I got from an English guy on the internet: Britain was a second-rate power that was part of a first-rate power when they were part of the EU. Then they did Brexit. Now they’re a third-rate power and sliding.

  26. Rnot says:

    I wonder when it’ll really begin to dawn in London that the “soft power” of the monarchy died with Elizabeth. Maybe having a new queen consort who “couldn’t stop talking” about the US president’s farts is a diplomatic liability? At least the we got rid of Trump after 4 years. The Brits are stuck with these offensive official representatives until they die or the people change the system.

  27. AC says:

    Having visited England multiple times, I always get the feeling they are condescending towards Americans. Not all, but most. It’s that feeling of superiority because many years ago(more like centuries ago) the US was part of their colonies(Funny because it’s not even the west coast part of the US they colonized, more like the east coast!). I think when California past the UK up to be a larger economy than all of the UK, some there felt even more insecure about that. There’s always been a love-hate relationship, where they hate the US for being a superpower (which they were a world power before but now sees the US taking over that role- which they once ruled ) but then also for some reason obsessed with the US(obsessed because they either hate it or obsessed because they love it .)
    There was an American Express survey a few months ago on where Americans wanted to visit in 2023, Paris was mentioned(everyone also went to Paris last year it seems lol) , London wasn’t . I think some Americans are catching on.

    • Emily_C says:

      Paris just has more to see. A large reason for that is that they got rid of their monarchy.

      If I did go to England, I’d want to see Stonehenge. Some of the gardens. The London Zoo. But I’d rather not, considering how clear they’ve made their hatred of Americans lately. If I were in the area, I’d pick Ireland instead.

  28. jferber says:

    I have to say President Joe Biden has swagger, style and a youthful, refreshing, charming way about him. To be honest, Prince Charles would give most people an embiggening effect because he looks so tired, lackluster and dull himself. But I’m so proud of our president for so many reasons. He does the work AND took us out of hell with that last one, who will NOT go away despite over 60 percent of the country’s prayers.

    • Fabiola says:

      I would not describe Biden as youthful at all. He uses old fashion words and can’t follow a script. He’s getting on in years.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Fabiola, Biden’s young enough to get a plan together to get our economy going again, created jobs and has the lowest unemployment rate in decades, got money to fix our very aging infrastructure, is going after the PPP fraudsters, etc. Maybe you think that means he’s getting on in years, but he’s dome more as a President than has been done in DECADES.

        I think we should be more concerned about the 4-6 million people with long covid who have not been able to reenter the jobs market. I worry that this number will grow. Of course, if we get the GQP in power in D.C. I can guarantee it will get worse. They don’t care if people die or are left with life-long disabilities. In fact, what they’ll do is cut SSI so that the disabled get even less funds and cut Social Security so that more seniors will be on the streets.

  29. Pocket Litter says:

    The king of England isn’t anybody in or to the United States. Why should any American pay homage to him here? And why should our US president go out of his way to pay homage to the king of England in England? We don’t owe him fealty or anything else, for that matter. And to top it all off, the king of England is a horrible father and grandfather!

  30. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    This is the stupidest part about a monarchy in the modern world: “While Charles remains above politics . . . his coronation is expected to draw a parade of world leaders.” So WHY should someone who is never to speak about anything of substance, be respected by world leaders — or respected by ANYONE, for that matter. They are the least important people in the world. They do nothing of substance, say nothing of substance, and exist solely to perpetuate their personal wealth and position in society, and protect their own self-interests. I have no respect for any of them, and yes that included Elizabeth when she was still alive.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Mrs.Krabapple, we agree. I said above, “Biden doesn’t have the time to take a fluff meeting with KFC who is not involved with politics and can only offer a look at the inside of a palace. ” Pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it?

  31. Louise177 says:

    Kind of much ado about nothing. Charles is just a figure head and has no real importance. Biden has no reason to make a special trip to see him. If Biden was going to meet the British Prime Minister,he would probably meet with Charles since they would be in the same city, Same with what happened with William. If Biden was in NYC or even Cape Cod, I can’t imagine he would have met with William.

  32. blunt talker says:

    I remember Biden saying his mother told him that we do not bow to kings and queens-I think he said Queen Liz was visiting in America when his mother told him this-Camzilla ought to know saying somthing about a world leader out loud is ill-advised because it can get back to that person-if she thinks nobody told Biden what she said she is thinking like a zoombie-she actually made-fun about Biden among other people-having Irish roots has been a strong pull for all presidents with those roots-yes they are very proud of them.

  33. tamra says:

    I think we should send Vice President Harris and her WHITE husband! LOL