Duchess of Cambridge is elegant in pristine coat dress for G7 reception

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked effortlessly elegant tonight as she donned a new cream jacket dress as she attended the reception for the G7 summit.

Kate, 39, dressed in an Alexander McQueen outfit thought to cost £3,000, appeared with her husband Prince William, 38, as the couple attended the event at the Eden Project, in Cornwall.

The reception was hosted by the Queen, 95, and Prince Charles, 72, for world leaders and their spouses after the summit kicks off today.

Previously, the royal cut an elegant figure in a £1,125 fuchsia Alexander McQueen midi dress, paired with a £225 LK Bennett handbag and matching shoes, when she arrived to meet US First Lady Jill Biden, 70, who also wore pink, to meet. the first time.

The duo met children aged four and five this afternoon in reception class at Connor Downs Academy near Camborne, followed by a roundtable with UK education experts convened by Kate.

Prince William and Kate joined the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Eden Project reception

Prince William and Kate joined the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Eden Project reception

The Duchess of Cambridge looked effortlessly elegant tonight as she donned a new cream jacket dress as she attended the reception for the G7 summit

The Duchess of Cambridge looked effortlessly elegant tonight as she donned a new cream jacket dress as she attended the reception for the G7 summit

Tonight, Kate shone in a luscious cream coat, believed to have cost at least £2,500, paired with a glitzy handbag and beige heels.

The royal wore her bouncy brunette locks styled in her signature side part and opted for a touch of glamorous makeup – including a simple smokey eye.

William, who looked equally charming in a navy suit with a purple tie, and Kate joined the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Eden Project reception.

Later in the evening, Prince Charles will hold an additional reception where he will brief leaders about his ‘sustainable markets initiative’.

The royal family will then depart and the chiefs and their husbands will then dine, prepared by local chef Emily Scott, before returning to the prime location in Carbis Bay.

Tonight, Kate (pictured right) shone in a luscious cream coat, believed to have cost at least £2,500, paired with a glitzy handbag and beige heels

Tonight, Kate (pictured right) shone in a luscious cream coat, believed to have cost at least £2,500, paired with a glitzy handbag and beige heels

The royal (pictured with her family as well as Boris and Carrie Johnson) sported her bouncy brunette locks styled in her signature side part and opted for a touch of glamorous makeup

The royal (pictured with her family as well as Boris and Carrie Johnson) sported her bouncy brunette locks styled in her signature side part and opted for a touch of glamorous makeup

Meanwhile, the Big Anniversary Lunch will be part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, and on Friday the monarch, along with Kate and Camilla, will attend an event celebrating The Big Lunch, an initiative led by the Eden Project.

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

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

Earlier today, Kate had a pink vision when she met Dr Jill Biden at a school in Cornwall to discuss women's empowerment ahead of the G7 summit

Earlier today, Kate had a pink vision when she met Dr Jill Biden at a school in Cornwall to discuss women’s empowerment ahead of the G7 summit

The Duchess of Cambridge and US First Lady Jill Biden couldn't stop smiling during a visit to the Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, West Cornwall, during the G7 summit in Cornwall

The Duchess of Cambridge and US First Lady Jill Biden couldn’t stop smiling during a visit to the Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, West Cornwall, during the G7 summit in Cornwall

The couple, who have never met before, smiled together when they arrived for the official visit

The couple, who have never met before, smiled together when they arrived for the official visit

When asked about the visit, Jill Biden said, “Well, we hope to focus, I think, on education. Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the Queen. That is an exciting part of the visit for us.

“We’ve been looking forward to this for weeks and now it’s finally here. It’s a good start.’

Kate’s appearance comes amid a difficult week for the family, following what would have been the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday.

The new friends laughed when they went to feed the school rabbit today

The new friends laughed when they went to feed the school rabbit today

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, left, and US First Lady Jill Biden, with carrots for school rabbit Storm

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, left, and US First Lady Jill Biden, with carrots for school rabbit Storm

Yesterday, members of the royal family took to social media to pay tribute to Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went to the Kensington Royal Twitter and shared two photos of the Queen planting a beautiful ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ rose in the East Terrace Garden on Wednesday in honor of Prince Philip.

Kate reveals she hasn’t met baby Lilibet yet, but she ‘hopes she will soon’ when asked about her niece’s arrival at school

Kate Middleton revealed today that she has yet to meet her new niece Lilibet on a video call, a week after her brother-in-law Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle welcomed their second child.

Visiting a school in Cornwall during the G7 summit today, the Duchess of Cambridge said she couldn’t wait to meet the girl, whose full name is Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Kate appeared next to US First Lady Jill Biden this afternoon and told reporters: ‘I wish her all the best, I can’t wait to meet her as we haven’t met her yet, so hopefully that will be soon.’

Kate was asked the question by NBC journalist and anchor Andrea Mitchell. When asked by DailyMail.com if she’d spoken to Lilibet on FaceTime, the Duchess replied, “No, I haven’t.”

White House officials and Kensington Palace officials then rushed to end the impromptu press conference and ask journalists to leave the schoolroom.

Prince Harry, meanwhile, earlier this week threatened the BBC with legal action after it reported that he and Meghan Markle had not asked the Queen for permission to name their daughter Lilibet – when an extraordinary briefing war erupted between the Sussexes, the palace and the corporation.

Senior sources at Buckingham Palace told BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond the Queen was ‘never’ asked for her opinion on the couple’s decision to name their new baby after her childhood nickname.

However, Harry hit back within 90 minutes of the BBC report’s publication via a statement from his and Meghan’s close friend Omid Scobie, stating that the Queen was the first person to call the Duke after the birth of his daughter.

Mr Scobie, who wrote the couple’s bombshell Finding Freedom biography, also claimed that the Sussexes would not have used the name Lilibet unless the Queen had supported the move.

Harry, who announced they were expecting a girl with his wife Meghan during their interview with Oprah in March, went one step further a few hours after his rebuttal of the report, threatening the BBC with legal action through law firm Schillings.

The notice of the legal action was followed by a carefully worded statement that raised more questions than answers as to whether the Queen had consented or whether the couple had simply informed her of their intentions in fait accompli.

The statement insisted the BBC report was completely wrong and read: ‘The Duke spoke to his family prior to the announcement, in fact his grandmother was the first relative he called.

“During that conversation, he shared their hopes of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor. If she hadn’t been helpful, they wouldn’t have used the name.’

The BBC subsequently amended its report, although the article still said the Queen was not asked for the baby’s name. Mr Dymond’s tweets citing a Buckingham Palace source also stand.

The BBC’s report on the palace’s position and Harry’s fiery response implies that both sides believe they are telling the truth on the matter. It suggests that Harry and Meghan could have inquired the Queen of Lilibet’s name before taking Her Majesty’s non-denial as consent.

On the other hand, the palace briefings seem to indicate that the queen felt she had been given the couple’s decision and was asked to stamp it rather than give it consent.

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