Joe Biden arrives at Windsor Castle for tea with the Queen

US President Joe Biden has arrived with wife Jill to meet the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle.

The couple was spotted stepping off Air Force One at Heathrow Airport on Sunday after flying from the G7 summit in Cornwall.

They landed in the grounds of the monarch’s Berkshire residence on Marine One at just before 5pm, a few minutes ahead of schedule.

The pair greeted their host before the president inspected a Guard of Honour after it played the American national anthem.

The trio watched a military march-past and was seen entering the castle via the Sovereign’s Entrance around 20 minutes after the Bidens landed.

Donald Trump met the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle along with wife Melania back in 2018.

Mr Biden is the 13th sitting president to have a private audience with the Queen during her 69-year reign.

The Democrat first met Her Majesty back in 1982 when he was a young senator.

The sitting President has met the Queen before in his role as senator and Vice-President (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The trio watched a military march-past before going inside for tea and sandwiches (Picture: Getty Images)

The monarch escorts the Bidens through the Grand Corridor (Picture: PA)

Joe Biden reaches out to hold the hand of First Lady Jill Biden after arriving to meet Queen Elizabeth II (Picture: AP)

His mother told him before ‘don’t you bow down to her’, according to a Biden memoir.

It comes after the Queen hosted G7 politicians for an evening banquet on Friday.

She had world leaders chuckling when she quipped ‘are you supposed be looking as if you’re enjoying it’ as they posed together for a picture.

Mr Biden’s private audience comes as Boris Johnson confirms G7 leaders have pledged to donate more than a billion Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries.

Charities have claimed the G7 has chosen to ‘cook the books’ on the pledge.

Meanwhile, former PM Gordon Brown says not providing more jabs is an ‘unforgivable moral failure’.

Tensions have also simmered as foreign secretary Dominic Raab claims French President Emmanuel Macron has been ‘offensive’ by suggesting Northern Ireland was not part of the country.

Speculation had been mounting that Mr Biden’s strong commitment to his Irish roots could cause difficulties in US-UK relations.

Her Majesty stands in front of members of the Royal Guard (Picture: Reuters)

Members of the Royal Guard march ahead of the meeting (Picture: Reuters)

The Bidens landed just before 5pm, a few minutes ahead of schedule (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II waits for the arrival of US President Joe Biden at Windsor Castle (Picture: AP)

But Mr Johnson insisted today the Brexit row had not overshadowed the first in-person G7 conference in two years.

He told a press conference: ‘Of course we make the point continuously we are part of one great, indivisible United Kingdom.’

The Tory leader then added: ‘What I am saying is that we will do whatever it takes to protect the territorial integrity of the UK, but actually what happened at this summit was there was a colossal amount of work on subjects that have absolutely nothing to do with Brexit.’

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