A bunch of the world’s most powerful leaders (and Scott Morrison) are currently in the United Kingdom for the G7 summit, where they’ll discuss all sorts of important issues.
It’s a return to the in-person diplomacy of the Before Times, when the Covid-19 pandemic didn’t exist, borders were open, and presidents and prime ministers had no excuse to get them out of the tedious shmoozefests on their calendars.
Or maybe politicians actually like this sort of thing. I, an anti-social person, would not know.
There will be a time and place to discuss the substance of the G7, and I look forward to my inevitably fruitless attempts to come up with a headline interesting enough for you to click on that story.
This one, however, is about style rather than substance.
You know how these summits work. Yes, the leaders talk to each other and occasionally make actual decisions, but they also pose for wonderfully awkward photo ops.
Today they had the additional indignity of being shown up by the Queen, who hosted them for dinner at Cornwall’s Eden Project.
“Are you supposed to be looking as if you’re enjoying yourself?” she quipped while posing for a group shot.
“We have been enjoying ourselves, in spite of appearances,” insisted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, convincing no one.
But you didn’t come here to read quotes. You came here to look at photos of politicians looking foolish, and perhaps judge their fashion sense. Harshly.
So, here are the photos. Cringe, enjoy, and thank whatever higher power you believe in that you didn’t enter politics.
Originally published as Queen shows up world leaders at G7