© Reuters. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.S. President Joe Biden and his spouse Jill Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi together with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charl

By Michael Holden

ST BLAZEY, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth met U.S President Joe Biden below the cover of the world’s largest indoor rainforest on Friday as she hosted a reception for leaders of the Group of Seven richest nations, who’re holding a three-day summit.

The 95-year-old monarch was joined by the opposite senior members of the British royal household, with son and inheritor Prince Charles and his spouse Camilla and grandson Prince William and his spouse Kate additionally current.

It was their first main public occasion collectively because the funeral in April of Prince Philip, the queen’s husband of greater than seven many years.

On the reception, held on the Eden Mission, whose distinctive bubble-like Biomes home hundreds of plant varieties, the queen met Biden as U.S. President for the primary time. He’s thirteenth American chief she has met throughout her record-breaking 69-year reign.

“Joe and I are each wanting ahead to assembly the queen,” Biden’s spouse Jill, who joined him on the Eden Mission occasion, had stated on Thursday. “That is an thrilling a part of the go to for us.”

They’re additionally on account of have tea with the monarch at Windsor Citadel on Sunday after the summit has concluded.

Following a photocall with the queen, Prince Charles addressed the G7 leaders about his Sustainable Markets Initiative, which goals to contain enterprise and personal sector funding in authorities efforts to fight local weather change.

“The combat in opposition to this horrible pandemic supplies, if ever one was wanted, a crystal-clear instance of the dimensions, and sheer pace, at which the worldwide group can sort out crises once we mix political will with enterprise ingenuity and public mobilization,” the prince instructed them.

“Girls and gents, we’re doing it for the pandemic. So in the event you do not thoughts me saying so, we should additionally do it for the planet,” stated Charles, 72, who has spent a lot of his life campaigning on environmental points.

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