BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday, just a day after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston unveiled a condolence book to honor the late monarch and highlight the relationship she had with the Kennedys.
The JFK Library shared letters sent between the two world leaders, when the Queen was unable to meet President Kennedy during his trip to England in 1963.
The JFK Library invited the public to come and sign the condolence book, which became available at 10 a.m. on Friday. According to the library, Queen Elizabeth II met with 13 American presidents during her lifetime. With her passing, her eldest son Charles III, assumes the throne and becomes the first King the country has had since 1952.
The late Queen gave the 35th United States President a signed portrait photograph of herself after their visit to the United Kingdom in 1961, something that was also put on exhibit.
According to the library, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch at the time of her death. On Monday, the JFK Library will host President Biden for remarks on the federal "Cancer Moonshot" program, which has invested more than a billion dollars towards cancer research. His appearance comes on the 60th anniversary of President Kennedy's famous "moonshot" speech, made in relation to the space race of the 1960s.
A separate condolence book will be available over at the British Consulate in Boston's North End beginning Monday through Wednesday.
WBZ's Mike Macklin is in London, reporting on the funeral services for the Queen, as King Charles III gave an address on his mother's passing and his ascendance to the throne.
"In our sorrow, let us remember and draw strength from the light of her example," King Charles III said during his first address.
WBZ's Mike Macklin reports.