The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at the
The Queen hosted G7 world leaders at an evening reception when 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.
The Queen was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Cambridges are taking part in their first G7 events – another milestone in their progression as senior royals.
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.