Breaking News: “Jill Biden Engages in Downing Street Diplomacy, Meets with UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Wife Akshata Murty”

The US first lady is in London to represent her husband, President Joe Biden, at the coronation service at Westminster Abbey.

US first lady Jill Biden has joined Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s wife for an afternoon exploring veterans’ affairs and education before attending the coronation.

Mrs Biden and Akshata Murty met veterans taking part in a boxing session at Downing Street on Friday.

Ms Murty then accompanied Mrs Biden, who is a professor at a community college in the US, to speak with primary school pupils in central London.

The first lady has flown to the UK to represent her husband, US President Joe Biden, at the service at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.

She is being joined on the trip by granddaughter Finnegan Biden, who accompanied Mrs Biden to No 10 on Friday.

It comes after former US president Donald Trump, during a visit to Scotland this week, accused Mr Biden – who defeated the billionaire at the 2020 presidential election – of being “disrespectful” to Charles by not attending the ceremony.

After posing for photos outside the door of No 10, the leaders’ wives held private discussions over tea and cakes.

They then met British veterans minister Johnny Mercer and US ambassador to the UK Jane Hartley in the Pillared Room, where a veterans’ session organised by the Fighting Chance boxing charity was under way.

After the performance, Mrs Biden said: “This was a treat, thank you so much. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.”

The 71-year-old laughed in surprise when one of the pupils told her his favourite musician was the late pop singer Michael Jackson, who died in 2009.

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