US President Joe Biden has lauded America’s relationship with Britain in a special Platinum Jubilee message to the Queen.
The 46th President joined other world leaders in congratulating the Queen as Her Majesty celebrates her 70th year on the throne.
President Biden, who met with the 96-year-old monarch last June on a state visit to the UK, used the opportunity to laud the relationship forged between Britain and America.
In a video recording with wife Jill, Mr Biden said:
“Your Majesty, congratulations on your Platinum Jubilee.
“For seventy years, you’ve inspired people with your selfless devotion and service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
“And throughout your reign, the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States has grown stronger and closer than ever.”
The First Lady added:
“Throughout the years, the joy your visits to the United States have brought Americans and your solidarity with the American people in times of tragedy have deepened the friendship and profound connection between our countries.
“And Joe and I were so touched by the generosity and welcome you showed to us when we visited you at Windsor Castle last year, during our first visit overseas as President and First Lady.”
President Biden continued:
“On behalf of the people of the United States, we send you our best wishes to you and the people around the world marking this momentous and historic occasion.”