Joe Biden appears to be breaking protocol as his motorcade enters the dinner reception AFTER the Queen

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Joe Biden first met the Queen tonight at an unrestricted reception with G7 leaders at the Eden Project — after the US president appeared to break royal protocol.

President Biden’s convoy of 18 cars drove to the Cornwall site within five minutes of the Queen’s arrival there with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles and Camilla.

It is customary for all guests to be present before the Queen arrives for an official event.

But it seems the company’s most senior members did not hold a grudge, as photos showed the queen beaming as she spoke to the president and his wife before tonight’s meal.

The Royals are central to Britain’s diplomatic mission to court the US, as Johnson pushes for a swift free trade deal with President Biden and a quarantine-free travel corridor this summer.

Joe Biden first met the Queen tonight at an unlimited reception with G7 leaders at the Eden Project

Joe Biden first met the Queen tonight at an unlimited reception with G7 leaders at the Eden Project

President Biden's convoy of 18 cars drove to the Cornwall site within five minutes of the Queen's arrival with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles and Camilla

President Biden’s convoy of 18 cars drove to the Cornwall site within five minutes of the Queen’s arrival with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles and Camilla

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill were also seen walking under the leaf-covered arches to dinner

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill were also seen walking under the leaf-covered arches to dinner

But it seems the company's most senior members did not hold a grudge, as photos showed the queen beaming as she spoke to the president and his wife before tonight's meal.

But it seems the company’s most senior members did not hold a grudge, as photos showed the queen beaming as she spoke to the president and his wife before tonight’s meal.

The Queen is seen in a car before arriving at the Eden Project in Cornwall for dinner with G7 leaders tonight

Debrett’s – a leading authority on royal etiquette – states, “It is proper for anyone to arrive before the royal character and protocol rules that no guest should leave an event for a member of the royal family.”

The President and First Lady will meet again on Sunday, when the President and his wife Jill join the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle.

The US president’s convoy of cars was flanked by eight police officers who arrived at the site shortly before 7 p.m.

They had driven from the G7 hotel in Carbis Bay after a photo call on the beach and a round of meetings with other world leaders.

The reception will be the Queen’s first meeting with a foreign leader since the start of the pandemic and her first major official engagement since the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

G7 leaders speak to the queen tonight at the Eden Project reception

G7 leaders speak to the queen tonight at the Eden Project reception

It is rare for the monarch and the two heirs to be together at the same official appointment outside Buckingham Palace.

The Queen had traveled to Cornwall by train and smiled and waved to a small group of spectators gathered at the service entrance to the Eden Project.

The rear entrance was chosen because it offers the best view of the glass domes as the cars sweep into the former quarry.

The US president sat in a blue Chevrolet SUV with the star-and-striped flag on the front of the vehicle.

Backup vehicles carried Secret Service agents, and the convoy also contained a medical team.

The US president's convoy of cars was flanked by eight police vanguards and arrived at the site shortly before 7 p.m.

The US president’s convoy of cars was flanked by eight police vanguards and arrived at the site shortly before 7 p.m.

They had driven from the G7 hotel in Carbis Bay after a photo call on the beach and a round of meetings with other world leaders

They had driven from the G7 hotel in Carbis Bay after a photo call on the beach and a round of meetings with other world leaders

President Biden's motorcade included a police escort on motorcycles (pictured)

President Biden’s motorcade included a police escort on motorcycles (pictured)

A military vehicle containing electronic countermeasures and distinctive with a dome-shaped radar on the roof formed the convoy.

Many locals living near the Eden Project had waited several hours for the VIPs to arrive – and were not disappointed.

“It’s not every day that the American president comes here,” said Anne Jameson.

‘I also saw the Queen and she smiled and waved. It’s quite something.’

In the hall, the world leaders and senior royals dined on food prepared by Chef Emily Scott of the Watergate hotel near Newquay.

The menu featured locally caught Turbot served with Cornish new potatoes.

Dessert is English strawberry pavlova, followed by a cheese course with Cornish Gouda, Cornish yarg and Helford blue.

The Queen arrived at the Eden Project in Cornwall for dinner with G7 leaders - as Britain pulls out all the stops to create the world's most powerful

The Queen arrived at the Eden Project in Cornwall for dinner with G7 leaders – as Britain pulls out all the stops to create the world’s most powerful

Kate cut an elegant figure in a mid-length cream dress while Camilla opted for a black and white long-sleeved dress.  The Queen matched the horticultural theme of the venue in a floral patterned dress

Kate cut an elegant figure in a mid-length cream dress while Camilla opted for a black and white long-sleeved dress. The Queen matched the horticultural theme of the venue in a floral patterned dress

The meal ends with petit fours with clotted cream fudge.

Mr Johnson today expanded his view on the qualities the world should be encouraging after the devastation wrought by Covid-19.

In a bizarre opening speech, he urged other G7 leaders to push for a more “feminine” and “gender neutral” recovery and called on them to “reach the next level” and not repeat the mistakes of the aftermath of the credit crisis when ‘inequality’ has risen.

Mr Johnson arrived hand in hand with Carrie at the Eden Project tonight, with the Prime Minister’s new wife wearing a black and floral The Vampire’s Wife dress which, when bought new, cost £805.

But Carrie has so far shown a love for fashion apps and rental websites on her journey – with tonight’s dress rented from UK website HURR.

Also at the summit, 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 charity brings communities together through food and drink events.

G7 leaders posed with the Queen for tonight's event in Cornwall.  The domes of the Eden Project can be seen in the background

G7 leaders posed with the Queen for tonight’s event in Cornwall. The domes of the Eden Project can be seen in the background

Prime Minister's new wife, Carrie Johnson, elbowed President Biden as First Lady Jill beamed at tonight's reception

Prime Minister’s new wife, Carrie Johnson, elbowed President Biden as First Lady Jill beamed at tonight’s reception

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.

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.

Earlier today, the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, joined First Lady Jill Biden, 70, to meet this afternoon with children aged four and five in reception class at Connor Downs Academy near Camborne – followed by a roundtable with British education experts convened by Kate.

The royal mother of three and the US First Lady discussed female empowerment, children and early childhood education at a seminar about their shared passion for children.

The animated couple, who met for the first time today, seemed to get along like a house on fire as they met kids and staff and even helped feed carrots to class rabbit, Storm.

Kate also told reporters she “can’t wait to meet her new niece Lilibet.”

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