Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William will join the leaders of the Group of 7 for a reception and dinner on Friday, according to the White House and British government officials, as the royal family has an unusually robust presence. on the edges of the annual summit meeting. .
The events will take place at the Eden Project, an environmental and educational center in Cornwall, England, about 35 miles from Carbis Bay, where the summit takes place. Besides the queen, Carlos, the prince of Wales and heir to the throne; his wife, Camilla; and his eldest son, Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also expected to attend.
Early Friday, the first lady, Jill Biden, visited 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 95, quickly resumed her schedule of public appearances. Friday will mark his first meeting with any foreign leader since the start of the pandemic.
The Eden Project is a suitable place for Prince Charles, who also holds the title of Duke of Cornwall. He has championed a variety of environmental causes, including the fight against global warming, one of the issues the G7 leaders are discussing.
President Biden and his wife, Dr. Biden, are scheduled to visit the queen again on Sunday at Windsor Castle, before traveling to Brussels to meet with NATO and European Union leaders.