Queen cracks jokes to Joe Biden, Boris Johnson at Britain's G7 summit

Queen Elizabeth II has garnered giggles from world leaders after cracking a joke at the G7 summit in Cornwall. 

The Queen, alongside Princes Charles and William and Duchesses Camilla and Kate, hosted G7 leaders and their partners at a reception on Friday evening (local time) at Cornwall tourist attraction, the Eden Project.

According to the Daily Mail, the 95-year-old monarch played the role of class clown as the group posed for a photo. 

"Are you supposed to look as if you're enjoying yourself?" she asked.

The Queen cracked a joke as she posed for a photo with leaders at the G7 summit.
The Queen cracked a joke as she posed for a photo with leaders at the G7 summit. Photo credit: Getty Images

Her wit prompted chuckles from world leaders such as US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson jokingly replied to Her Majesty: "We have been enjoying ourselves, despite appearances." 

The royal family is at the centre of the summit's events as Johnson hopes to form a quick free trade deal with the US and a quarantine-free travel bubble between the two countries, reports Daily Mail. 

Friday night's reception was the first time newly-elected Biden has met the Queen. Her Majesty was seen smiling as she spoke with the President and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden.

Following the event, Prince Charles and Prince William held a meeting with leaders and executives from worldwide companies to discuss how the private sector can work with governments to tackle climate changes. 

The reception location, the Eden Project, is a bio-dome home to one of the largest rainforests in captivity, a fitting place for Prince Charles to discuss environmental concerns with Biden who has promised to "lead the world to address the climate emergency". 

The royals then left the event as the G7 leaders enjoyed a banquet dinner. 

It was the first time senior members of the family have been spotted together following the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

The name Lilibet, a family nickname for the Queen, was chosen to pay tribute to the monarch after a difficult year for the couple, and the wider royal family.

However, it is already entrenched in controversy with the BBC suggesting the couple never asked the Queen for permission to name the child after her.

Lawyers for the pair, who left the United Kingdom and their royal duties last January, insist they did seek the Queen's approval and that claims otherwise are "false and defamatory".