As the clock struck 12:40 BST, Jill Biden entered the grounds of No 10. She was welcomed by Sunak’s wife Murthy at the black front door of the prime minister’s residence.

The world’s press corps, both local and international, jostled for a prime position to capture the historic moment when the two women met for the first time.

Despite the weather’s fickle temperament, with heavy rain threatening to pour down, it relented to a gentle drizzle, allowing Jill Biden to make a graceful entrance, shielded by a generously sized clear umbrella. As she waved to the press, Sunak’s wife approached, arms outstretched in a warm embrace, kissing the First Lady on each cheek, before exclaiming, “Welcome, welcome!”

05/05/2023. London, United Kingdom. The Prime Minister’s wife Akshata Murty welcomes the US First Lady Jill Biden, together with her granddaughter Finnegan Biden, to 10 Downing Street. Picture by Simon Walker / No 10 Downing Street

Accompanying the First Lady Biden on this diplomatic mission was her granddaughter, Finnegan Biden. Murthy greeted the young lady with equal enthusiasm, shaking her hand with a smile as bright as the sun.

After a brief pause for photographs, Murthy led the First Lady’s entourage into the residence for a closed press meeting.


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Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...

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