The First Lady Jill Biden enjoyed sightseeing with her daughter Ashley Biden at Egypt’s Pyramids and Sphinx on her 72nd birthday after attending the royal wedding of Jordan’s Crown Prince.
President Biden posted a photo for her birthday on Twitter, showing him handing the First Lady a yellow flower and calling her ‘Jilly.’
As part of her trip to the Middle East, the First Lady and her daughter attended the wedding of the King Abdullah II and Queen Rania’s son Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Princess Rajwa held at Zahran Palace in Amman, Jordan.
While sightseeing days later the First Lady dressed in a smart lightweight floral dress with fashion trainers, Biden looked relaxed and happy as she posed alongside Ashley and sister Bonny Jacobs at the Giza Pyramids.
The First Lady was also seen near the Sphinx touring the Egyptian complex. The weather on Saturday was sunny with temperatures in the mid-80s. She was joined by US ambassador John Desrocher, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa and head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri.
The First Lady pictured with her daughter, Ashley Biden (left) and her sister Bonny Jacobs taking a photos at the Giza Pyramids on Saturday near Cairo, Egypt
First Lady Jill Biden and her daughter Ashley Biden (2nd-R) tour with Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Ahmed Issa (3rd-L) and head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri (2nd-R) during a visit to the Giza Pyramids necropolis on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday
First Lady Jill Biden holding hands with her daughter, Ashley Biden as they attend the dinner banquet of Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Princess Rajwa on Thursday
The happy couple during the ceremony. The marriage of Crown Prince Hussein, 28, and Saudi architect Rajwa Alseif, 29, drew many royals to the Middle Eastern country
The Biden’s have had a longtime friendship with the Prince’s parents.
When King Abdullah’s son was a student at Georgetown, Biden and King Abdullah would meet for breakfast, they have remained friends over the years often visiting one another.
Since Biden has been president the pair have met twice at the White House and once in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press reported.
On Friday, the First Lady and her daughter and sister wore the traditional head scarf as they toured the Al-Azhar Mosque located in Cairo. The mosque features Islamic architectural designs dating back to the 10th to 19th centuries.
Dr. Mohammed Al Mahrasawy, the head of Al Azhar university, accompanied them through the Sunni Muslim mosque that is known as the world’s premier Islamic institution.
Sunni Islam is the largest branch of Islam and followed by the majority of Muslims.
The itinerary also included a stop at the El Sewedy International Applied Technology School, located just outside Cairo, to visit the students and its teachers.
Biden was greeted warmly, and a welcome poster was placed on the wall. She signed it saying, ‘You are all amazing….Good luck.’
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa kisses the First Lady’s hand as a warm gesture as Mostafa Waziri (L), head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities smiles
The First Lady and her daughter are pictured wearing head scarfs as they visited the Al-Ahar mosque at the Sunni Muslim Islamic Institute in Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Mohammed Al Mahrasawy (pictured) the head of Al Azhar university, accompanies the First Lady during her visit through the Al-Azhar mosque, a renowned institution
Jill Biden is seen applauding the teacher and student at the El Sewedy International Applied Technology School, at 6th of October city, just outside Cairo, Egypt on Friday
She signs a welcome poster that the school greeted her with during her visit
She arrived in the Middle East on Wednesday, her first visit there in her role as First Lady.
It is part of a six-day trip that also includes North Africa and Europe to promote women empowerment and young people. In February, she went to Kenya and Namibia.
In Egypt and Morocco, she has been busy meeting with female educators and young people in an effort to support educational programs and increase economic opportunity, the AP reported.
Her next stop is Portugal, where she is expected to attend with the US Department the 60th anniversary of its Art in Embassies program, which calls attention to how the arts can play a part in diplomacy.
‘The first lady believes that supporting youth across the world is critical to our common future, with education, health, and empowerment at the heart of it,’ said the First Lady’s spokesperson, Vanessa Valdivia.
‘With her visit to the Middle East and North Africa, the first lady will continue to build on her work to empower young people, and reaffirm our commitment to strengthen our partnerships and advance our shared priorities in the region.’