The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks to US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden during reception with the G7 leaders at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, Friday June 11, 2021, during the G7 summit. (Jack Hill/Pool via AP)

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England:

FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians.

The event, which was closed to most media, saw royals, world leaders and their spouses enjoying drinks at Cornwall’s Eden Project, an attraction that features the world’s largest indoor rainforest within giant domes.

Three generations of the monarchy attended the event, held on the first evening of a three-day summit in Cornwall, southwest England. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were joined by Prince William and his wife Kate, who were taking part in G-7 events for the first time.

The leaders and their partners, including U.S. President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden, will have a dinner of roasted turbot, Cornish new potatoes and greens with wild garlic pesto cooked by a local chef.


CARBIS BAY, England—U.S. President Joe Biden had a pull-aside meeting Friday with French President Emanuel Macron ahead of their Saturday meeting.

The White House says the two leaders discussed the coronavirus pandemic, the counterterrorism efforts in the Sahel region of Africa, the transatlantic alliance and the partnership between the United States and France.