Her Royal smile-ness! Queen, Prince William and Prince Charles welcome business leaders, presidential envoys and tech entrepreneurs including Bill Gates and John Kerry to Windsor Castle for a VERY lavish reception

  • Queen, 95, donned turquoise co-ord as she held a reception at Windsor Castle 
  • Bill Gates and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss were among guests invited to evening
  • The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge were also in attendance

The Queen put on a stylish display as she welcomed billionaire business leaders, presidential envoys and tech entrepreneurs to Windsor Castle for a lavish reception following a Government investment summit on Tuesday.

Her Majesty, 95, who looked effortlessly chic in a matching turquoise co-ord with floral detail, completed her outfit with a pair of trusted patent black shoes and dangling pearl earrings. 

Among the guests invited to the Queen’s Berkshire home after the day-long conference in London was Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who could be seen leaning forward to shake the monarch’s hand.    

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, who were also in attendance, were suited and booted as they met some of the leading figures in the castle’s green drawing room before mingling more widely.

The Queen, 95, put on a stylish display as she welcomed billionaire business leaders, presidential envoys and tech entrepreneurs to Windsor Castle for a lavish reception following a Government investment summit. Pictured, greeting Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates

The Duke of Cambridge with guests at a reception for international business and investment leaders at Windsor Castle

US climate envoy John Kerry, Poppy Gustafsson, chief executive officer of cyber security firm Darktrace, and Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, were among those who met the senior royals.

The Queen, Charles and Prince William warmly welcomed the business leaders and members of the Government including Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

The senior royals were also joined by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Prince Michael of Kent. 

A relaxed-looking Duke of Cambridge, who opted for a navy suit, crisp white shirt and red tie, could be seen with a drink in his hand as he chatted to guests in the sumptuous surroundings of the Castle’s St George’s Hall. 

Queen Elizabeth II greets Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) at a reception for international business and investment leaders at Windsor Castle

Her Majesty, who looked effortlessly chic in a matching turquoise co-ord with floral detail, greeted guests alongside Boris Johnson

Prince William, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II welcome guests including US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (C) and Microsoft founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates (R)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was due to be introduced first, but he appeared after the Queen began welcoming her guests and took his place at the end of the line.

In a foreword for the Global Investment Summit’s official brochure, the Queen said she was ‘proud’ of how the UK is moving towards a sustainable future but ‘there is still much more to do’.

The head of state also urged nations to ‘rise to the challenge’ and avert the problems associated with climate change. 

The Queen looked in great spirit during the event as she spoke with the Prime Minister and another guest, pictured 

John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, bowed respectful as he shook the Queen’s hand, pictured 

The Prime Minister and the Queen exchanged a few words as she met the reception’s attendees, pictured 

The Queen looked stylish in a beautiful turquoise co-ord suit and black shoes with a sensible heel, pictured 

The Queen was wearing three rows of pearls and matching earrings as well as a Diamond brooch for tonight’s event 

Respectful guests gravitated around the monarch as she greeted each and everyone of them, pictured 

Bill Gates, who just married his eldest daughter, looked delighted to meet the queen tonight , pictured

The father-of-three and other guests smiles as the Queen exchanged a few words with them tonight 

As guests mingled, the Queen seemed in her element and shone thanks to her good spirits, pictured 

Her Majesty described how tackling the pandemic had inspired scientific breakthroughs and how innovation in the UK often comes from ‘teamwork against adversity’ like the Second World War efforts of Alan Turing and colleagues in breaking the Nazi regime’s Enigma Code.

She added: ‘The challenge of today, however, is not in breaking a code. It is in working together across the globe to avert the challenges of climate change. It is our shared responsibility, of those in government, business, and civil society, to rise to this challenge.

‘I am proud of how the United Kingdom is seeking to secure a sustainable future, yet there is still much more to do.

‘This summit is not just a showcase, but an opportunity to come together and, in the generous spirit of collaboration, forge new partnerships.’

The Monarch listened carefully, learning more about the work her guests do, with Boris Johnson by her side 

Prince Charles and Prince William joined the Queen in welcoming their guest at the reception tonight 

John Kerry seemed delighted to meet the Queen tonight, as other guests, which included Bill Gates, right, watched on 

Boris Johnson and the Queen arrived at the reception together, to greet guests at Windsor Castle, pictured 

The Queen seemed riveted by her conversation with the Prime Minister and another guest tonight 

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, wearing a blue number, curtsied respectfully when greeting the Queen

Prince William looked sharp in a black blazer with a crisp white shirt and a dark red tie, pictured 

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