BREAKING NEWS: Joe and Jill arrive arm-in-arm for Royal reception with the Queen, Kate, William, Charles and Camilla in Cornwall at the end of the first day of the G7 summit
- Bidens join The Queen and senior Royals for posh reception for G7
- Joe and Jill walked hand-in-hand under branch covered arch way to meet Queen
- Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge also attended
- G7 leaders will participate in family photo with The Queen
President Joe Biden and Jill Biden joined The Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family for a posh party Friday night for the leaders of the G7.
The first couple arrived arm-in-arm; the president in a dark suit and stripped tie with the first lady wearing a trench coat over a dark dress.
The bold-named reception, hosted by the 95-year-old monarch, was held in Eden Project, a lush, domed eco-tourism site built in a former quarry pit. It features several giant domes housing what the project’s website calls ‘the largest rainforest in captivity.’
Biden previously met with The Queen in 1982, according to the White House.
Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge joined the G7 leaders at the reception.
At the party, the leaders will participate in a family photo with The Queen. The photo op will be followed by a dinner.
Earlier in the day, Jill Biden, who was at an event with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was asked if she asked the Duchess for any advice on meeting the Queen.
‘No I didn’t,’ she replied. ‘We’ve been busy. Were you not in that room? We were talking education.’
Boris Johnson and his new wife Carrie Johnson – wearing a subdued black floral dress in contrast with the fuchsia pink number she donned to meet leaders earlier Friday – were seen greeting the Royals.
Kate cut an elegant figure in a mid-length cream gown while Camilla opted for a long sleeve black and white dress. The Queen fit the horticultural theme of the venue in a dress patterned with flowers.
The Bidens and other leaders walked underneath the leaf-covered arches and headed into the dinner.
The Queen has arrived at the Eden Project in Cornwall for a no-holds-barred dinner with G7 leaders – as Britain pulls out all the stops to dazzle the world’s most powerful
Kate cut an elegant figure in a mid-length cream gown while Camilla opted for a long sleeve black and white dress. The Queen fit the horticultural theme of the venue in a dress patterned with flowers
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill were also seen arriving as they walked underneath the leaf-covered arches and headed into the dinner
The menu for the event has been created by chef Emily Scott of the Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay and will include Cornish turbot and new potatoes for the main course, and local cheeses.
Afterwards, Prince Charles with Prince William at his side will host a reception for the leaders and executives from some of the world’s largest companies to discuss how the private sector can work with governments to tackle climate change.
The Royals are at the centre of Britain’s diplomatic mission to woo the US as Johnson pushes for a quick free trade deal with Biden as well as a quarantine-free travel corridor this summer.
Other leaders joined in the festive theme.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau donned a pink tie while French first lady Brigitte Macron wore a white shirt and skirt.
Along with the President came his elaborate motorcade which wound through the Cornish countryside
Boris Johnson and his new wife Carrie Johnson were seen arriving at the Eden Project today
Carrie wore a subdued black floral dress in contrast with the fuchsia pink number she donned to meet leaders earlier today
The couple were seen clutching drinks as they arrived to attend the reception at the Eden Project
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the reception, wearing a pink tie
French President Emmanuel Macron with wife Brigitte
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives
Also during the summit the Queen – in a rare joint engagement with Camilla and Kate – will also attend an event at the Eden Project in celebration of The Big Lunch, which will form part of her platinum jubilee celebrations in 2022.
The charity pulls together communities at events involving food and drink.