Carrie Symonds plays with son Wilfred as she joins Jill Biden on beach walk
JILL Biden played on the sand with Carrie Symonds' son Wilfred as they enjoyed a beach walk at the G7.
Carrie and First Lady Jill went for a paddle in the sea at Carbis Bay, Cornwall with baby Wilf as Boris Johnson and Joe Biden sat down for talks.
The newlywed Mrs Johnson and America's First Lady had earlier bonded over tea this afternoon.
Carrie shared a picture to Instagram of herself carrying Wilfred as she walked along the beach with Jill Biden.
She wrote: "Wonderful to spend time this afternoon with the First Lady, Dr Jill Biden at Carbis Bay.
"We even dipped our toes into the water. Beautiful but freezing!"
Although tensions over Northern Ireland have risen in the run-up to the meeting, Boris Johnson and Joe Biden were all smiles today and kicked off with light banter.
Speaking to reporters at the Carbis Bay hotel, President Biden joked: "I told the PM we have something in common, we both married way above our station."
Mr Johnson - who wed his fiancee Carrie in secret two weeks ago - replied: "I'm not going to disagree with the president there... Or indeed on anything else."
The couples greeted with Covid-friendly elbow bump this afternoon, with President Biden telling the PM to "wait a minute" so he could approach Carrie first.
Carrie used her first duties as the new Mrs Johnson to promote the British high street, stepping out in a red LK Bennett dress and Zara shoes.
Jill wore a jacket emblazoned with the word "love", and said: "Well, I think that we're bringing love from America."
They all strolled along the beach at Carbis Bay, with the President telling his British counterpart: "It's gorgeous, I don't want to go home."
The quartet were due to meet at historic St Michael's Mount but had to alter their plans at the last minute due to bad weather.
Instead they stared out over the sea, with the President telling his British counterpart: "It's gorgeous, I don't want to go home."
The G7 summit starts tomorrow but the Mr Johnson and President Biden met a day early to cement the two nations' longstanding alliance.
The sleepy Cornish town is swarming with security and today the White House's famed secret service formed a ring of steel around the President.
Ahead of the get-together President Biden vowed to "affirm the special relationship" between the UK and the US.
He said: "Today, I’ll be meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the G7 Summit in Cornwall.
"I look forward to affirming the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom and discussing how we’ll tackle our shared challenges together in the years ahead."
On Friday he will join leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US when the summit officially gets underway.
Also known as the Group of Seven, these countries are seven of the largest economies of the world.
Together, they represent more than 62 per cent of the global net wealth ($280trillion).
What's happened so far...
- Joe Biden told Boris Johnson "we both married above our station" this afternoon as the pair and their wives met for the first time
- Biden showed his "superior power" off with stern gestures - while Boris Johnson tried out his "Trump mode", a body language expert said
- Jill Biden went to shake hands with Boris Johnson, but he bumped her elbow instead in an awkward moment
- Jill Biden scolds Joe in UK trip speech and tells president to ‘pay attention’
- Biden jokes ‘I keep forgetting I’m president’ in awkward moment during UK trip after running on stage
- Inside Biden’s £30million G7 ring of steel with warships, The Beast & 400 Secret Service agents watching his every move
- Biden calls the Royal Air Force the ‘RFA’ in major blunder during first ever speech on British soil
- G7 Cornwall hotel in dawn lockdown as ‘bomb hoax’ forces 100 guests to be evacuated as man, 20, arrested
- Boris Johnson faces flak for flying 250 miles in an RAF plane to the eco-themed G7 summit
- Joe Biden gives rallying speech to US troops in Britain and says ‘I’ll tell Mr Putin what I want him to know’
Joe Biden and his wife will also meet the Queen for tea this weekend, the Palace confirmed today.
Her Majesty will welcome the couple at the dais in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle.
Biden will be the the 13th US President to meet the Queen, who has hosted every American head of state since taking the throne in 1952.
The only exception was Lyndon B. Johnson, who did not fly to Britain during his presidency.
Biden will hope to continue his relationship with the Royal Family over the weekend, having recently sent them his wishes following the death of Prince Philip.
And as well as the monarch, the First Lady has known Prince Harry for years after they met at an event in 2012 for wounded US and British soldiers.
The pair are understood to have bonded over their military ties - with Jill's Major stepson Beau tragically passing away in 2015 from brain cancer.