The Queen and Royal Family host G7 leaders

The Queen and senior members of the royal family have gathered at the Eden Project where they are hosting a joint dinner for the leaders of the G7.

The monarch was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they welcomed the leaders of the group of seven advanced nations.

William and Kate are taking part in their first G7 events – another milestone in their progression as senior royals.

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson chatted with the Queen as she arrived at the popular tourist attraction.

Last to arrive after the royal family was US President Joe Biden with First Lady Jill Biden.

The dinner is being cooked by Chef Emily Scott from the Watergate Bay hotel, iTV confirmed. They are being served food heavily influenced by Cornwall and the West of England including locally sourced roast turbot, with Cornish new potatoes, wild garlic pesto, and local vegetables.

The ‘family photo’ of G7 leaders taken outside the Eden ProjectCredit: PA

They will also be treated to a round of Cornish cheese and for dessert they will enjoy English strawberry pavlova, with clotted cream fudge and a clotted cream ice cream cone.

The Eden Project, which promotes itself as “the largest indoor rainforest in the world,” was chosen as the venue of tonight’s dinner because of its efforts to promote biodiversity and raise awareness of the threats of climate change.

Earlier in the day, Mr Johnson said he wanted to use the summit to make sure we “learn lessons from pandemic” as he hosts the leaders from the group of advanced industrial nations in Cornwall.

The PM added: “We need to make sure that we don’t repeat some of the errors that we doubtless made in the course of the last 18 months or so.”

He said the G7 economies: the UK, US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy; had the potential to “bounce back very strongly” from the pandemic.

Mr Johnson has made the pandemic recovery a key focus of the meetings and said the group were “united in our vision for a cleaner, greener world” and were “building back better”.