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The Queen, Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla reunite in Cornwall for G7 summit

By Heather Cichowski

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By Heather Cichowski and Zach HarperAside from Prince Philip's funeral in April, it's been an age since we've seen several royals together at once at a big event, and it's been even longer since we saw the Queen and other members of the Royal Family mingling with world leaders, for that matter!

So many royal watchers will be thrilled to see Her Majesty with Duchess Kate, Prince William and Prince Charles with world leaders at a reception to launch the G7 Summit at The Eden Project in Cornwall.The coronavirus pandemic has meant social distancing has been our reality for the last 16 months – it's also been the case for royals and world leaders, too! So to see them all together in one place, masks off – with heavy COVID-19 testing in place, mind you – is certainly something after everything we've all gone through since March 2020!

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie greeted the Queen, Kate, Charles, William and Camilla as they arrived.

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The Queen looked SO happy to be meeting Joe and Jill Biden. On June 12, Her Majesty will hold her annual Trooping the Colour celebrations to mark her official birthday, at Windsor Castle. On Sunday, Joe and Jill will join her there for tea!

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We love seeing Her Majesty laughing and having so much fun! At the beginning of the pandemic, the Queen made an address to the Commonwealth in which she stressed that we would all be together again and eventually socialize, and this photo gives us so much hope, because an end to teh pandemic is truly on the horizon!

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The Queen joined other world leaders, including Frenceh President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the event. Everyone was clearly happy to see Her Majesty, who turned 95 years old in April.

Hilariously, the Queen asked everyone, "Are you supposed to be looking as if you're enjoying yourself?"

All the leaders laughed, and Boris replied, "Yes."

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A socially distanced photo was taken.

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Later in the day, Kate and Camilla also joined the Queen to kick off the launch of The Big Lunch initiative, a one-day get-together for neighbours and communities that is sponsored by the National Lottery to encourage people to socialize safely as pandemic restrictions ease.

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The Queen looked lovely in a floral dress.

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Kate looked lovely in a white Alexander McQueen dress.

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In a very funny moment a few minutes later, Her Majesty was given a sword to cut a cake to celebrate the launch of The Big Lunch initiative...

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... then beamed, making Kate and Camilla laugh...

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and then did the honours!

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Could you cut a cake with a sword? We couldn't!

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The royals also saw an impressive model of events that have been held over the years thanks to The Eden Project.

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