Joe Biden’s attendance at the King’s Coronation in doubt

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Joe Biden’s attendance at the Coronation was thrown into doubt at the weekend, as White House officials said they still did not know if he would attend.

After one official suggested it was “unlikely” Mr Biden would be there, another senior administration official said the United States would be “represented”.

But they could not yet say if Mr Biden would go personally, or send a delegation.

The US would be “represented at the Coronation”, but there were no details to share on “presidential travel,” or about a “potential delegation at this time”.

Behind the scenes, Mr Biden is believed to be facing a dilemma over whether to attend the Coronation on May 6, with several factors indicating he may not.

He is understood to be very keen to make a visit to Ireland in April to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, and that looks increasingly probable.

Planning for that trip has advanced in the wake of the Windsor Framework deal.

Invitations are expected to be sent out in April, by which time Mr Biden may already have formalised the trip to Ireland.

The Ireland anniversary visit has long been a high priority for the White House.

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