This month, the Queen got to meet up with G7 leaders at the event’s summit, and one of them told her she was quite impressive to the attendees. The monarch’s reaction was priceless!
At the G7 reception and summit this month, the Queen's appearance was the first in-person audience she had since the pandemic’s start in March 2020. On Tuesday, she hosted one of the world leaders at Windsor Castle.
It was the first time Queen Elizabeth II, 95, hosted a visiting dignitary or world leader in person, instead of virtually, since last March. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison got to pose for photos with the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II at a church service on the 59th anniversary of her accession to the throne on February 6, 2011, in King's Lynn, England | Photo: Indigo/Getty Images
“Sky News” shared a Twitter clip of the Queen standing beside Morrison as they spoke briefly. During the conversation, the Prime Minister told the monarch that she’d been “quite the hit” when she met world leaders.
Some of the leaders who attended the reception and summit were US President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron. The event was held last Friday at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Morrison confessed to the Queen that everyone in attendance at the reception had talked about her at dinner the next night. Shyly and while blushing, Queen Elizabeth II responded:
“Oh Lord, were they really?”
The Prime Minister then assured her that he was telling the truth and that the attendees had been thrilled to see her. He was only present the night after the G7 event because Australia isn’t part of the summit.
Biden got to have a one-on-one visit with Queen Elizabeth II while in town for the summit. He and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, were invited for a private audience with the Queen at Windsor Castle.
On Sunday, while at Heathrow Airport, Biden confessed that the monarch had been “very gracious” to him and his wife. He even went as far as saying she reminded him of his own mother.
The birthday gift was given to her [the Queen] on Thursday, which would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
During the reception on Friday, the Queen was joined by her son Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla, and her grandson Prince William and his wife, Duchess Kate.
Queen Elizabeth II, Kate, Jill, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds all wore pink during the event. Two days later, the Queen wore a pink floral dress and matching hat to welcome the Bidens.
Head of Colour at the London College of Style, Jules Standish, said the color was meant as a sign of kindness and compassion. It also showed that the royal wanted to forge ahead enthusiastically after having a difficult year.
The monarch also happened to be celebrating her official birthday last Friday. Her youngest son, Prince Andrew, and his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie got the Queen a six-week-old male corgi puppy.
The birthday gift was given to her on Thursday, which would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday. Philip passed away in April 2021, and then her beloved corgi Fergus followed last month.