Representing the United States on behalf of her husband, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden attended the coronation service for King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday at Westminster Abbey in London. She was accompanied by her granddaughter Finnegan Biden at the occasion.
Biden followed the dress code for the event, wearing a blue Ralph Lauren skirt suit. She completed her outfit with matching suede gloves and a bow-shaped fascinator. When it came down to footwear, Biden chose a pair of nude Marion Parke pumps with pointed toes, one of her favorite styles.
Biden’s granddaughter wore a pastel yellow dress by Markarian. On social media, users pointed it out that the yellow and blue choice could be a tribute to the Ukranian flag colors. Biden’s blue suit could also represent the relationship between the U.S. and the U.K., as the color is prominent in both flags.
As per tradition, the U.S. sent the first lady to attend the coronation as an official American representative. No U.S. president has ever attended a coronation. For Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, Ambassador George Marshall was sent as a representative.
On Friday, prior to the coronation, Biden was seen wearing a Barbiecore-inspired outfit in London. The first lady visited Akshata Murty, wife of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, wearing a hot pink coat with a matching turtleneck dress. She completed the look with floral Dior slingback pumps.
The Coronation Service, held at Westminster Abbey and conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, is a religious and formal ceremony that precedes the King’s Procession. After the service, King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, joined other members of the Royal family in a parade towards Buckingham Palace.
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