Jill Biden will meet with Kate Middleton in England this week
June 10, 2021 at 21:49
(CNN) First lady Jill Biden will meet with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, this week while she is in England, Kensington Palace told CNN on Thursday, as the first family makes their first international trip.
The two women will meet in person for the first time and take part in an event together on Friday, which a spokesperson called a "joint engagement."
But the Palace has not yet publicly released any further information regarding the meeting, including expected timings or the location.
Middleton, with her husband the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has taken a larger public-facing role in recent years in the United Kingdom, championing causes including mental health, the overall well-being of children, the importance of sports and visual arts, as well as the importance of getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Middleton posted a photo of herself on her social media accounts receiving her first dose on May 29.
Biden has also taken several recent trips to various parts of the United States encouraging people to get vaccinated.
The meeting in England between Biden and Middleton has been in the works for the last couple of weeks, a White House official tells CNN.
The first lady is accompanying President Joe Biden for his first Group of 7 summit , which is being held in Cornwall, England, from Friday to Sunday.
The Bidens arrived in England on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the President and first lady met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson.
Jill Biden and Carrie Johnson had a separate meeting over tea and a tour of St. Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall.Source