A VERY British charm offensive: Smiling Joe and Jill Biden meet the Queen at the G7 royal reception with the participation of Kate, William, Charles and Camilla as Britain rolls the red carpet for world leaders
- Bidens joins the Queen and senior Royals for posh reception for G7
- Joe and Jill went hand in hand under the branch-covered arch way to meet the queen
- First couple smiled broadly at the monarch who looked happy to see them
- Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge also attended
- G7 leaders participate in family photos with the Queen
President Joe Biden and Jill Biden joined the Queen and other senior members of the royal family for a fine party Friday night for the leaders of the G7.
The first pair 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 boldly named reception, hosted by the 95-year-old monarch, was held in the Eden Project, a lush, domed eco-tourism site built in a former quarry. It contains several giant domes that house what the project’s website calls ‘the largest rainforest in captivity.’
Bidens spoke to the Queen in a reception line. The gathering looked jovial with both members of the first couple and the monarch smiling broadly at each other.
Biden previously met with the Queen in 1982, according to the White House.
Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge joined the G7 leaders at the reception, where Charles commented on the event.
The leaders also joined the Queen for a family photo. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson escorted the Queen to the photo shoot with French President Emmanuel Macron by their side. Biden agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The leaders were socially distanced from the picture, appropriately apart from each other while it was being taken. The bite was a few seats down from the monarch.
President Joe Biden and Jill Biden speak with Queen Elizabeth II
The G7 leaders and spouses gather around the queen after the leaders took a picture with the monarch
President Joe Biden’s elbow encounters Carrie Johnson as he and Jill arrive at the front desk
The leaders of the G7 pose with Queen Elizabeth II (seated center); President Biden is sitting on the far right
The Queen has arrived at the Eden project in Cornwall for a dinner without GAM teams with G7 leaders – as Britain pulls all stops to dazzle the world’s most powerful
Earlier in the day, Jill Biden, who was at an event with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was asked if she had asked the Duchess for advice on meeting the Queen.
Bidens gets a private audience with The Queen, including tea, on Sunday.
‘No, I did not,’ she replied. ‘We’ve been busy. Weren’t you in that room? We talked about education. ‘
Boris Johnson and his new wife Carrie Johnson – wearing a muted black floral dress as opposed to the fuchsia pink number she wore to meet leaders earlier Friday – were seen greeting the royals at the start of Friday night’s reception.
Kate cut an elegant figure in a medium cream dress, while Camilla chose a long-sleeved black and white dress. The queen matched the venue’s horticultural theme in a dress patterned with flowers.
Bidens and other leaders went under the leaf-covered arches to go into the dinner.
The Queen chats with various G7 leaders when posing for a photo
Kate cut an elegant figure in a medium cream dress, while Camilla chose a long-sleeved black and white dress. The queen matched the venue’s horticultural theme in a dress patterned with flowers
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill were also seen arriving as they walked under the leafy arches and entered the dinner
The menu for the event was created by chef Emily Scott of the Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay and will include cornish turbot and fresh potatoes for the main course and local cheeses.
Afterwards, Prince Charles with Prince William by his side will host the reception for executives 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 heart of Britain’s diplomatic mission to seek out the United States as Johnson pushes for a quick free trade deal with Biden as well as a quarantine-free travel corridor this summer.
Other leaders participated in the festive theme.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore a pink tie, while French First Lady Brigitte Macron wore a white shirt and skirt.
French President Emanuel Macro talks to the Queen
Along with the president came his elaborate motorcade that rolled through the Cornish landscape
Boris Johnson and his new wife Carrie Johnson arrived at the Eden project today
Carrie wore a muted black floral dress in contrast to the fuchsia pink number she was wearing to meet executives earlier today
The couple were seen grabbing drinks when they arrived to attend the reception at the Eden project
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the reception wearing a pink tie
French President Emmanuel Macron with his 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 in the Eden project to celebrate the Great Lunch, which will be part of her 2022 platinum anniversary celebrations.
The charity brings communities together at events involving food and drink.