Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William will join the group of 7 leaders for a reception and dinner on Friday, according to the White House and British government officials, as the royal family provides an extraordinarily strong presence on the brink of the annual summit. .

The event is being held at the Eden Project, an environmental and educational center in Cornwall, England, approximately 35 km from Carbis Bay, where the summit is being held. In addition to the Queen, Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne; his wife, Camilla; and his eldest son, Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are also expected to attend.

Earlier Friday, the first lady, Jill Biden, visited a school in Cornwall with the Duchess of Cambridge.

The summit comes just two months after the death of Prince Philip, the 73-year-old queen’s husband. But at age 95, Elizabeth quickly resumed her schedule of public appearances. On Friday, her first meeting with a foreign leader since the start of the pandemic will take place.

The Eden Project is a suitable site for Prince Charles, who also holds the title of Duke of Cornwall. He is campaigning for a variety of environmental causes, including the fight against global warming, one of the topics discussed by the G7 leaders.

President Biden and his wife, dr. Biden will visit the Queen in Windsor Castle again on Sunday before traveling to Brussels for meetings with NATO and European Union leaders.