Where's Jill? First Lady leaves for North Africa, Middle East as husband falls down

 June 1, 2023

Jill Biden was thousands of miles from home when her husband suffered a frightening fall on stage Thursday. 

Biden, or "Doctor" Biden as she is sometimes known, was in Jordan for the royal wedding of the country's crown prince.

The Bidens happen to be friends with the royal family, but the visit was sandwiched into a six-day international campaign to empower women and young people throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Jill Biden leaves

The First Lady was spotted at the royal palace in Amman with her daughter Ashley and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.).

Biden had shared her anticipation for the wedding of the crown prince Al Hussein and Rajwa Al Seif, an architect.

"I look forward to traveling to Amman, Jordan to join King Abdullah and Queen Rania in celebrating their son, Crown Prince Al Hussein's wedding to Ms. Rajwa Al Seif," Biden wrote on Twitter.

Before she returns home, Biden is expected to stop in Egypt, Morocco, and Portugal as well.

“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,” her spokesperson Vanessa Valdivia said.

Trouble at home

During his vice presidency, Joe Biden frequently had breakfast in Washington with King Abdullah, and Biden hosted the king at his Delaware home after leaving the Obama White House, the AP reported. Biden has also met with Abdullah several times since becoming president.

Last month, Jill Biden traveled to Britain to represent the U.S. during King Charles' coronation. She visited Africa earlier this year to promote "democracy."

The First Lady has been supporting her husband as he pursues a second term, despite persisting doubts about his age and fitness to serve.

Biden, who is often seen being guided by his wife, caused alarm Thursday when he fell down during the Air Force Academy Graduation in Colorado.

"He's fine. There was a sandbag on stage while he was shaking hands," Ben LaBolt, the White House communications director, tweeted.

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