Queen Elizabeth speaks with US President Donald Trump ahead of Independence Day
Queen Elizabeth has spoken with US President Donald Trump via phone ahead of Independence Day in America.
The Queen spoke with Trump on Tuesday by phone from Windsor Castle, where she has remained with Prince Philip since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK.
The call to Trump was “the latest in a series Her Majesty has held with world leaders in recent months, including President [Emmanuel] Macron, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Scott Morrison”, the royal family said on Twitter.
The two heads of state discussed the coronavirus pandemic and “reopening global economies”, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere.
The telephone call is the latest in a series Her Majesty has held with world leaders in recent months, including President Macron, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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“The President and the Queen also reaffirmed that the United States and United Kingdom stand together in our Special Relationship and will emerge from this trying time stronger than ever before,” Deere said.
Deere said Trump also wished the Queen a belated happy 94th birthday, two months after the monarch’s birthday in April.
Trump has met with the Queen three times as president. Their last in-person meeting was at a Buckingham Palace reception marking the 70th anniversary of NATO in December 2019.
Since Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, she has met with all elected US presidents with the exception of Lyndon B Johnson.