Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the royal family had quite an eventful day at the G7 summit in St Austell, Cornwall, England on Friday.
The queen not only delighted the world leaders by cracking a joke at the G7 reception, but she also had Kate Middleton and The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla burst in laughter.
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 Prince Charles, William and Kate, who are taking part in their first G7 events – another milestone in their progression as senior royals.
What did the Queen joke about?
Shortly after arriving at the venue for the G7 summit, Queen Elizabeth posed for a socially distanced photograph with Angela Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, among others.
As photographers took pictures she quipped: “Are you supposed to be looking as if you’re enjoying yourself?”
Upon that statement, the group descended into laughter as Mr Johnson replied “yes”.
Apart from the light-hearted moment with the world leaders, she seemed to be in a jovial mood altogether.
As she went on to cut a cake on in celebration of The Big Lunch initiative, Queen Elizabeth was handed a sword by The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho.
When an aide informed her a conventional knife was available, the Queen answered back: “I know there is; this is more unusual.”
The witty statement made Camilla, Kate Middleton, and around 20 guests in the room laugh at Her Majesty’s joke.
The Queen then used a knife to cut a second slice of cake, remarking: “That looks very good”.
The Big Lunch encourages people to meet up for meals and community bonding.
While the 95-year-old monarch set in motion giggles for the day, she rocked a statement floral dress.
Wearing an Angela Kelly dress with pink and green flowers, Queen Elizabeth teamed black pumps, her signature Launer handbag, and chic white gloves for the G7 summit.
As for the accessories she added a dazzling gold and diamond brooch to her look and went with her signature three-strand pearl necklace and earrings.
Royals always receive special gifts from VIPs during their travels and meets. Having a great regard for them, the gifts, especially accessories, make it to their wardrobe styling. Pulling out one such piece for the occasion, the sparkling pin that the Queen wore had a special story behind it, as always.
The brooch, made in the shape of a spray of sorghum, was given to her by the President of Botswana in 2007 when she led a meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government in Uganda.