The Queen smiled and joked with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as she swapped a knife for the longer blade to slice a cake during a visit to the Big Lunch organizers at the G7 summit in Cornwall.
The three royals were meeting with local volunteers from the Cornish community to recognize their mutual support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
G7 leaders were invited to join the Queen, along with other senior family members, for a pre-dinner reception on Friday night. The dinner was held at the Eden Project, an impressive collection of biomes, one of which is home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest.
Eden Project started The Big Lunch in 2009, a charity project that encourages communities to eat, volunteer and spend time together. The Duchess of Cornwall, who helped the Queen cut the last part of the cake, is the patron saint of the Big Lunch.
The charity will be part of the Queen’s jubilee celebrations in 2022. The Queen, already the longest-serving monarch in British history, will be the first to celebrate 70 years on the throne, with royal engagements to mark the expected occasion throughout the year.
The Queen celebrates the monarch’s official birthday on Saturday with a parade at Windsor Castle. Her real birthday was April 21 when she turned 95.
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