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Kate Middleton and Jill Biden will hold seminar on female empowerment

Duchess of TALK: Kate Middleton and Jill Biden will hold seminar on female empowerment as G7 gets underway later today

  • Kate Middleton and Jill Biden are set to host the seminar in Cornwall later today
  • The discussion will focus on female empowerment, children and early education
  • William and Kate will also attend reception at Eden Project this evening, the first time they have attended a G7 event which marks progression as senior royals
  • Jill Biden described the G7 summit and visit to the UK as a ‘beautiful beginning’ 

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to host a seminar with First Lady Jill Biden to discuss female empowerment at the G7 summit today

The Duchess of Cambridge and US First Lady Jill Biden are set to hold a discussion on female empowerment as the G7 summit gets underway in Cornwall later today.

Kate Middleton and Mrs Biden will meet for the first time and will also discuss children and early education during their seminar.

This will be the third time Kate, 39, has met with a President and his wife having met Barack and Michelle Obama back in 2011 and 2016.

For First Lady Jill Biden, 70, the G7 summit marks the first time she has left the US since husband Joe became president. 

According to CNN, the pair are also set to tour a school in Cornwall as part of their meeting later today. 

The summit is expected to get underway tomorrow afternoon, with world leaders convening on the beach for a ‘family photo’ at 2pm.

The first session is set to be about ‘building back better’ after the pandemic for the G7 countries and around the world.

In the evening, the Queen and Prince Charles are set to host a reception at the Eden Project for the world leaders and their spouses.

William and Kate will join the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the reception at the Eden Project on Friday evening.

US First Lady Jill Biden described the summit and their visit to the UK as a ‘beautiful beginning’

This will mark the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended official G7 summit events, marking another milestone in their progression as senior royals. 

Prince Charles will host an additional reception where he will brief leaders on his ‘sustainable markets initiative’.

The Royal Family will then depart and the leaders and their spouses will then have dinner, prepared by local chef Emily Scott before returning to the summit venue at Carbis Bay.

On Sunday, President Biden and his wife Jill will travel to Windsor Castle for an audience with the Queen – their first official meeting since he became president.

When asked about the visit, Jill Biden said: ‘Well, we’re hoping to focus, I think, on education.

‘Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the Queen. That’s an exciting part of the visit for us.

G7 summit will get underway this afternoon with leaders meeting for a photo op on the beach

‘We’ve looked forward to this for weeks and now it’s finally here. It’s a beautiful beginning.’

The Big Jubilee Lunch will form part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022 and during Friday the monarch, joined by Kate and Camilla, will attend an event in celebration of The Big Lunch, an initiative spearheaded by the Eden Project.

The royal party will meet local Big Lunch volunteers and thank them for their efforts supporting their communities through the challenges of the past year.

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