Kate and Jill Biden meet for first time at G7 summit as pair visit schoolchildren

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Kate Middleton and US First Lady Jill Biden have joined forces to visit a school in Cornwall.

It comes as senior members of the royal family meet world leaders at a series of events around the G7 summit today.

The Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate will all meet the heads of the some of the world's richest nations.

Ahead of those meetings, the Duchess of Cambridge today joined President Joe Biden's wife on a trip to a school in Cornwall, where the summit is being held.

They met young children and spoke to childhood experts as part of the visit.

Kate Middleton with Jill Biden on their school visit
(Image: Daily Mirror)

The trip echoes similar school visits by former US first ladies Melania Trump and Michele Obama on their trips to Britain.

However, on those trips the first ladies did not have a royal to accompany them.

Kate, who has three children with William, has made the issue of the early years of childhood one of her main focal points of her charity work.

The royal family is playing a prominent role at the G7, with Charles and William hosting an event between business chiefs and the world leaders.

The powerful guests will discuss how the private sector can work with governments to tackle climate change.

The President and his wife arrived at RAF Midenhall in Suffolk on June 9
(Image: PA)

The Royal Family Twitter account today tweeted: "As Head of State, The Queen regularly speaks to world leaders and key diplomatic figures as part of the vital role she plays as a figurehead for the UK and Commonwealth."

The Queen, who will also take part in an event with Kate after the G7 reception, is due to meet the Bidens for tea at Windsor Castle on Sunday after the summit has concluded.

"Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the queen," the First Lady said on Thursday.

"That's an exciting part of the visit for us."

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