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US President Joe Biden has made a savage remark to Boris Johnson about his recent marriage to Carrie Symonds. Watch it here:
The POTUS told the assembled press: "I told the Prime Minister we have something in common. We both married way above our stations."
Johnson 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."
This marks the pair meeting for the first time as the PM also prepares to host the G7 summit, which begins on Friday in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.
Biden will use the meeting to warn the Prime Minister not to let the row over Northern Ireland's Brexit arrangements put the Good Friday Agreement at risk.
Ahead of the meeting, Biden said he was looking forward to 'affirming the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom' - despite Johnson's dislike of the term to describe the transatlantic partnership, because he believes it makes Britain look needy.
Aside from Brexit, the two leaders will work on efforts to resume transatlantic travel and agree a new Atlantic Charter, paving the way for co-operation on challenges including climate change and security.
But Biden, who takes pride in his Irish roots, will also raise the dispute over the Northern Ireland Protocol, which will feature heavily in discussions with the UK and European Union over the coming days of intense diplomatic activity in Cornwall.
Johnson tied the knot last month in a secret wedding to Carrie Symonds with a No 10 spokesperson confirming that the PM 'paid entirely' for the marriage following scrutiny of his finances.
Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds married in a private ceremony at Westminster Cathedral and plan to have a larger celebration next year, when Covid restrictions are likely to be relaxed.
A small group of family and friends attended the wedding, organised in strict secrecy, which was followed by a reception in the gardens of 10 Downing Street.
They are said to have sent save-the-date cards to family and friends for the celebration on July 30 2022.
The couple announced their engagement, together with the news that they were expecting their first child, in February last year. Their son, Wilfred, was born in April 2020.
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