Jill Biden, Carrie Johnson and baby Wilfred pictured playing on beach during G7 summit

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First Lady Biden and Carrie Johnson were seen playing with baby Wilfred on the beach ahead of the G7 summit. (Downing Street)

US first lady Dr Jill Biden and Carrie Johnson have been pictured enjoying a walk on the beach and dipping their feet in the sea with baby Wilfred ahead of the prime minister’s first meeting of the G7.

The pair were seen talking and laughing on the Cornish beach.

At a press conference, Boris Johnson said he would not disagree with Joe Biden on his suggestion they both “married way above our stations” after the two couples went for a stroll outside the Carbis Bay Hotel.

The two leaders and their wives admired the view of Carbis Bay, with Biden saying: “It’s gorgeous.

“I don’t want to go home.”

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The pair were seening chatting and laughing as they walked around Cornwall. (Downing Street)
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Joe Biden said he and the prime minister had 'married way above our stations'. (Downing Street)

The newlywed Johnsons walked hand in hand for their first major engagement as a married couple on Thursday, almost two weeks on from their low-key wedding ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.

The first lady wore a blazer with the word "love" on the back in studs.

When asked about the jacket by a Bloomberg reporter she responded with: "Well, I think that we're bringing love from America."

After having tea with Ms Johnson on Thursday afternoon, Dr Biden told reporters: “It’s really nice to be here in Cornwall. It’s my first time. Obviously, it’s beautiful for those of you who have been here before.”

She said that she and her husband were looking forward to meeting the Queen as part of their visit, and that the couple hoped to focus on education in their discussions with the royals.

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Carrie Johnson and Jill Biden took the opportunity to take a dip in the sea. (Downing Street)
irst Lady Jill Biden, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson walk outside Carbis Bay Hotel ahead of the G7. (PA)
First lady Dr Jill Biden, US president Joe Biden, prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson walk outside Carbis Bay Hotel ahead of the G7. (PA)

"We’ve looked forward to this for weeks and now it’s finally here. It’s a beautiful beginning,” she added.

As the two men were sitting next to each other in Carbis Bay Hotel, where the G7 summit will be hosted, Mr Biden said: “I told the prime minister we have something in common. We both married way above our stations.”

The PM responded: “I’m not going to dissent on that one. I’m not going to disagree with you there or indeed on anything else, I think highly likely.”

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It came ahead of a potentially tricky meeting between the two leaders, with the US president expected to use the meeting to warn Mr Johnson not to let the row over Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements put the Good Friday Agreement at risk.

It will be the first in-person meeting of the two leaders who have both had different opinions about topics like Brexit in the past but are also aligned on their stance on climate change and helping the world recover from the pandemic.

Watch: First lady Jill Biden wears jacket with ‘love’ written on the back

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