The first couple arrived arm-in-arm; the president in a dark suit and stripped tie with the first lady wearing a trench coat over a dark dress.
The bold-named reception, hosted by the 95-year-old monarch, was held in Eden Project, a lush, domed eco-tourism site built in a former quarry pit. It features several giant domes housing what the project’s website calls ‘the largest rainforest in captivity.’
The Bidens spoke to The Queen in a reception line. The gathering looked jovial both members of the first couple and the monarch smiling broadly.
Biden previously met with The Queen in 1982, according to the White House.
Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge joined the G7 leaders at the reception where Charles offered remarks at the event.
The leaders also joined The Queen for a family photo. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson escorted The Queen to the photo op with French President Emmanuel Macron at their side. Biden walked in with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The leaders were socially distanced for the pic, appropriately apart from one another while it was taken. Biden was a few seats down from the monarch.
Earlier in the day, Jill Biden, who was at an event with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was asked if she asked the Duchess for any advice on meeting the Queen.
The Bidens will get a private audience with The Queen, including tea, on Sunday.
‘No I didn’t,’ she replied. ‘We’ve been busy. Were you not in that room? We were talking education.’
Boris Johnson and his new wife Carrie Johnson – wearing a subdued black floral dress in contrast with the fuchsia pink number she donned to meet leaders earlier Friday – were seen greeting the Royals.
Kate cut an elegant figure in a mid-length cream gown while Camilla opted for a long sleeve black and white dress. The Queen fit the horticultural theme of the venue in a dress patterned with flowers.
The Bidens and other leaders walked underneath the leaf-covered arches to head into the dinner.
President Joe Biden and Jill Biden speak with Queen Elizabeth II
The G7 leaders and spouses gather around the Queen after the leaders took a photo with the monarch
President Joe Biden elbow bumps Carrie Johnson as he and Jill arrive at the reception
The leaders of the G7 pose with Queen Elizabeth II (seated center); President Biden is seated on the far right
The Queen has arrived at the Eden Project in Cornwall for a no-holds-barred dinner with G7 leaders – as Britain pulls out all the stops to dazzle the world’s most powerful
Kate cut an elegant figure in a mid-length cream gown while Camilla opted for a long sleeve black and white dress. The Queen fit the horticultural theme of the venue in a dress patterned with flowers
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill were also seen arriving as they walked underneath the leaf-covered arches and headed into the dinner
The menu for the event has been created by chef Emily Scott of the Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay and will include Cornish turbot and new potatoes for the main course, and local cheeses.
Afterwards, Prince Charles with Prince William at his side will host a reception for the leaders and executives from some of the world’s largest companies to discuss how the private sector can work with governments to tackle climate change.
The Royals are at the centre of Britain’s diplomatic mission to woo the US as Johnson pushes for a quick free trade deal with Biden as well as a quarantine-free travel corridor this summer.
Other leaders joined in the festive theme.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau donned a pink tie while French first lady Brigitte Macron wore a white shirt and skirt.
French President Emanuel Macro speaks with The Queen
Along with the President came his elaborate motorcade which wound through the Cornish countryside
Boris Johnson and his new wife Carrie Johnson were seen arriving at the Eden Project today
Carrie wore a subdued black floral dress in contrast with the fuchsia pink number she donned to meet leaders earlier today
The couple were seen clutching drinks as they arrived to attend the reception at the Eden Project
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the reception, wearing a pink tie
French President Emmanuel Macron with wife Brigitte
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives
Also during the summit the Queen – in a rare joint engagement with Camilla and Kate – will also attend an event at the Eden Project in celebration of The Big Lunch, which will form part of her platinum jubilee celebrations in 2022.
The charity pulls together communities at events involving food and drink.