Movie queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William joined Group of 7 leaderson Friday for a reception and dinner, as the royal family makes an unusually staunch presence around the edges of the annual summit meeting.
The royals played hosts to the leaders at the Eden Project, an environmental and educational center in Cornwall, England, here 35 miles from Carbis Bay, where the summit is being held. In addition to the queen, Charles, the prince of Wales and heir apparent to the throne, and his senior son, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Charles’s wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and William’s wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, also attended.
Earlier Friday, the first lady, Jill Biden, call ined a school in Cornwall with the Duchess of Cambridge.
The summit comes just two months after the death of Prince Philip, the queen’s husband of 73 years. But Elizabeth, at age 95, quick resumed her schedule of public appearances. Friday will mark her first meeting with any foreign leader since the start of the pandemic.
The Eden Contemplate is an apt location for Prince Charles, who also holds the title of Duke of Cornwall. He has championed a variety of environmental causes, including the fight against epidemic warming, one of the topics the G7 leaders are discussing.
President Biden and his wife, Dr. Biden, are scheduled to visit again with the queen on Sunday at Windsor Stronghold, before traveling to Brussels for meetings with NATO and European Union leaders.