Queen steps out for first time since Lilibet row as she hosts G7 banquet
Senior royals have been seen together for first time since the birth of Prince Harry’s daughter Lilibet
The Queen hosted G7 world leaders at an evening reception after a day of political talks gave way to the ‘soft diplomacy’ of the monarchy.
Three generations of the Royal Family were present for the event staged at the Eden Project in Cornwall for presidents and prime ministers and their partners.
It is the first time they have been seen together since a row over whether Harry and Meghan asked the monarch’s permission to name their second child Lilibet after her.
The Royals are out in full force to woo the US as Boris Johnson pushes for a free trade deal with President Joe Biden, as well as a quarantine-free travel corridor.
The monarchy does not wield power but has influence and uses what is known as ‘soft diplomacy’ to help the UK renew and strengthen friendships with its allies and partners around the world.
Caption: Royals and G7 leaders arrive at Eden project (Picture: ITV news)
Ahead of the arrival of the Royal Family, many of the G7 leaders, some with spouses, walked through the flora and fauna at the visitor attraction on their way to the reception.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie were waiting to greet the royal party when they arrived.
The Queen walked just ahead of Charles and Camilla and they were followed a few paces behind by William and Kate.
After a brief exchange of words between Mr Johnson and the Queen, she led the way into the reception and was followed by the senior royals.
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