Biden will not attend King's Coronation due to age: The Telegraph
Joe Biden, the oldest person to be inaugurated as President of the US, will not attend the King's Coronation on May 6.
US President Joe Biden will not be attending the King’s Coronation on May 6 since he is “too old”, according to The Telegraph.
The president, who is the oldest person to hold office in the United States, must plan his major events ahead of time. This is due to his age and health, which limit his participation in processions and events.
Biden is set to prioritize the G7 meeting in Japan next month over the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the publication revealed.
Sources for The Telegraph said that “The guy is 80. They space out his big bursts of activity quite considerably.”
Biden is set to announce his intentions to run for a second term in office. A second face-off between Biden and Trump would consist of the two oldest inaugurated presidents in US history.
As pointed out by The Telegraph’s sources, Trump also had to be selective with the events he chose to attend, “They did that too with Trump, and he was younger. When Biden does something like the State of the Union, we didn’t see much from him in the following 48 hours. They don't like to push him around the world too much.”
If Biden wins re-election in 2024 and serves a second term, he will be 86 when his presidency ends.
Officials in London and Washington refused to interpret this as a snub to the British Royal Family. Pointing to the fact that Biden attended the Queen's funeral in September.
However, at the service in Westminster Abbey, Biden sat behind European heads of State. Former US President Donald Trump seized the opportunity and took a punch at the current president when he posted a picture to his social media platform “Truth Social” with a caption that read, "If I were president, they wouldn’t have sat me back there - and our Country would be much different than it is right now!”