Carrie Johnson in major hostess role for G7 meeting – UK’s ‘first lady’

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds 'in private ceremony'

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It comes as Cornwall prepares to open the delights of the county to guests and visitors at the G7 meeting offering everything from boat trips to art to Cornish pasties and cream teas. Senior Conservative sources have suggested that the couple pressed ahead with a wedding earlier than previously announced to allow Mrs Johnson, previously Carrie Symonds, to take on the “first lady” role as a married woman.

She is expected to be in charge of entertaining the spouses of the leaders of the G7 including the wife of the US President Jill Biden who will be making her first trip to the UK since Joe Biden was inaugurated earlier this year.

Also attending are expected to be Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French President Emannuel Macron; Maria Serenella Cappello, the wife of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi; and Mariko Suga, the wife of new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

There is also expected to be a rare appearance by Angela Merkel’s publicity husband Joachim Sauer, a quantum chemist and professor emeritus of physical and theoretical chemistry at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Only the former television presenter wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire is expected to be missing.

The event will be a major boon for Cornwall which relies heavily on tourism but has suffered during the coronavirus pandemic with businesses, restaurants, pubs, hotels and bed and breakfasts struggling to stay open.

It is hoped that with the world’s spotlight falling on the county Cornwall will be able to present itself to a global market as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

At the heart of the presentation will be the iconic Cornwall House, a six-minute walk from the International Media Centre you will find our flagship in Falmouth.

It tells the story of  how the region’s innovative and emerging sectors hold the answers to some of the  biggest questions world leaders are asking.  

By harnessing its geographical and geological uniqueness to drive innovation, create  jobs, and tackle some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of  our age, Cornwall is a world-class example of how we can meet the needs of a  modern economy while harnessing a model that respects people and planet.

There will also be a series of livestream shows including an evening with Jo Ruxton, Founder, Ocean Generation; Bait: Winner 2020 BAFTA. Outstanding Debut; and a view of Cornwall For Behind The Postcard.

Guests will also be invited to experience the county’s famed food and drink including it’s an  iconic Cornish pasty and fresh seafood.  

With luxury food brands such as Rodda’s, Provenance Brands and Cornish Sea Salt,  and award-winning drinks such as Camel Valley sparkling wine and Tarquins Gin,  Cornwall has a worldwide reputation for high quality food and drink.  

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