Queen Elizabeth was the guest of the Big Lunch on Friday June 11 in Cornwall. Not shrinking from any challenge, the sovereign refused to use a knife to share the dessert, preferring a sword.
On Friday June 11, Elizabeth II went to the Big Lunch reception which took place in the botany garden of the Eden Project, in Cornwall. This event, which aims to bring together several communities around a lunch, will be part of the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. On the occasion of this visit, the 94-year-old sovereign honored her hosts to cut the cake, but with a certain touch of originality.
The queen agreed to use a small sword, the one that had belonged to Edward Bolitho, formerly Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. She even insisted on using it. The Mirror reports that an assistant offered her a knife, to which Elizabeth II reportedly replied: “I know there are, but it is more unusual”. It still took the help of his daughter-in-law Camilla Parker Bowles to achieve this, all under the amused gaze of Kate Middleton who had accompanied them.
Meeting with the G7
A few minutes earlier, the three crowned heads were in the presence of the heads of G7 member states for a reception which also took place at the Eden Project. This year, the United Kingdom is indeed hosting the group’s 47th summit. The British royal family therefore mobilized to welcome them, and on this occasion, some official visits and receptions were organized.
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