Smiling Joe and Jill Biden meet the Queen at G7 royal reception attended by Kate, William, Charles and Camilla as the UK rolls out the red carpet for world leaders

 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.'

The 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 one another.

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 where Charles offered remarks at the event.

The leaders also joined The Queen for a family photo. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson escorted The Queen to the photo op with French President Emmanuel Macron at their side. Biden walked in with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

The leaders were socially distanced for the pic, appropriately apart from one another while it was taken. Biden was a few seats down from the monarch.   

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. Downing Street released this photo of the first couple meeting the 95-year-old monarch

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. Downing Street released this photo of the first couple meeting the 95-year-old monarch

President Joe Biden and Jill Biden speak with Queen Elizabeth II. Biden previously met with The Queen in 1982, according to the White House

President Joe Biden and Jill Biden speak with Queen Elizabeth II. Biden previously met with The Queen in 1982, according to the White House

The G7 leaders and spouses gather around the Queen after the leaders took a photo with the monarch

The G7 leaders and spouses gather around the Queen after the leaders took a photo with the monarch


President Joe Biden elbow bumps Carrie Johnson as he and Jill arrive at the reception

President Joe Biden elbow bumps Carrie Johnson as he and Jill arrive at the reception

The leaders of the G7 pose with Queen Elizabeth II (seated center); President Biden is seated on the far right

The leaders of the G7 pose with Queen Elizabeth II (seated center); President Biden is seated on the far right

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

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

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.

The Bidens will get a private audience with The Queen, including tea, on Sunday.  

'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 at the start of Friday evening's reception.

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 to head into the dinner. 


The Queen chats with various G7 leaders after they pose for a photo

The Queen chats with various G7 leaders after they pose for a photo

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

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

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

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and husband Joachim Sauer were also seen arriving for the dinner tonight

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and husband Joachim Sauer were also seen arriving for the dinner tonight

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko were also among the arrivals today

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko were also among the arrivals today


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 the 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. 


French President Emanuel Macro speaks with The Queen

French President Emanuel Macro speaks with The Queen

Along with the President came his elaborate motorcade which wound through the Cornish countryside

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

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

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

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

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the reception, wearing a pink tie

French President Emmanuel Macron with wife Brigitte

French President Emmanuel Macron with wife Brigitte

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and husband Joachim Sauer were also seen arriving for the dinner tonight

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and husband Joachim Sauer were also seen arriving for the dinner tonight

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her husband Heiko were also seen arriving

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her husband Heiko were also seen arriving

European Council President Charles Michel and his wife Amelie Derbaudrenghien walked in hand in hand

European Council President Charles Michel and his wife Amelie Derbaudrenghien walked in hand in hand

The Queen is seen in a car ahead of arriving at the Eden Project in Cornwall for a dinner with G7 leaders tonight

The Queen is seen in a car ahead of arriving at the Eden Project in Cornwall for a dinner with G7 leaders tonight


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. 

The Bidens are getting plenty of royal time during their five-day trip to the UK. In addition to the reception Friday night, Jill Biden spent time with the Duchess of Cambridge on Friday morning learning about early childhood education. 

 'It's a huge honor to have you in the United Kingdom,' Duchess Kate said, thanking Dr. Biden for her interest in early education, a major part of the Duchess' platform. 'I'm very much looking forward to the conversation.'

The Bidens are close to friends of Prince Harry, who left Britain to live in California with his American-born wife Meghan and their two children.

Jill Biden has worked on veterans' issues with Harry. Both Bidens have attended his Invictus Games for wounded warriors. 

In March White House press secretary Jen Psaki praised the 'courage' of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their primetime sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.  

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Harry and Meghan's blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey and Monday's press briefing

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Harry and Meghan's blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey and Monday's press briefing 

'For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage and that's certainly something the president believes,' Psaki replied when asked if President Joe Biden had any reaction to the interview. 

Psaki also pointed out that both Meghan and Harry are private citizens. 

'We aren't going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the president or others given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles,' the press secretary said. 

'And let me just reiterate that we have a strong and abiding relationship with the British people and a special partnership with the government of the United Kingdom on a range of issues and that will continue,' she added. 

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