Sailor songs and a barbecue on the beach…that’s diplomacy, Cornish style! Entertainment rolling out for G7 leaders will include a feast of local foods and a flypast by the Red Arrows
- Become a flypast with the Red Arrows and a beach barbecue for G7 leaders
- The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, sails past the prime location
- All delegates, including leaders, will also be required to take a Covid test every day
The best of the Brits will be rolled out to entertain G7 leaders, from a flypast through the Red Arrows to menus filled with local Cornish delights.
Tomorrow there will even be a barbecue on the beach, where the international dignitaries will be sung to by a group of sea shanties.
And as a reminder that Britain still has significant hard-hitting power, the Royal Navy’s massive new aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales will sail past the prime location.
The main role today will be played by the Queen, 95, who will lead members of the royal family in welcoming the G7 chiefs.
The royals will attend a reception tonight at the Eden Project, with the Sovereign accompanied by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The menu for the event has been put together by Chef Emily Scott of the Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay and features Cornish turbot and new potatoes for the main course, and local cheeses.
After that, Prince Charles, with Prince William by his side, will host a reception for the leaders and executives of some of the world’s largest companies to discuss how the private sector can work with governments to tackle climate change.
The Queen, in a rare joint engagement to Camilla and Kate, will also attend an event at the Eden Project to celebrate The Big Lunch, which will be part of her 2022 platinum anniversary.
The three most senior royal women will meet Big Lunch volunteers and thank them for their efforts to support their communities through the challenges of the past year.
Earlier in the day, Kate and US First Lady Dr. Jill Biden are in a joint engagement, though details are being kept a secret for now.
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson highlighted the ‘special relationship’ between their two nations during their first face-to-face meeting today
Tomorrow’s entertainment will include a BBQ on Carbis Bay Beach with the Red Arrows fly pass and music from the sailor song group Du Hag Owr.
Chef Simon Stallard of Hidden Hut restaurant in nearby Portscatho has put together a menu featuring local crab, mackerel, lobster and sirloin steak plus Cornish sparkling wine.
Aside from the parties and politics, pandemic precautions have resulted in all countries sending smaller delegations than usual. All delegates, including leaders, will be required to take a Covid test every day.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was invited by Mr Johnson to attend the final stages of the summit, will now participate virtually due to the ongoing Covid crisis in his country.