Jill Biden and Kate meet Greta's literary avatar at G7

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Young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is not attending the G7 summit but she made her presence felt Friday as US First Lady Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge visited a classroom of awed young schoolchildren.Biden and Kate met for the first time on the margins of the summit in Cornwall, south...
Young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is not attending the G7 summit but she made her presence felt Friday as US First Lady Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge visited a classroom of awed young schoolchildren.

Biden and Kate met for the first time on the margins of the summit in Cornwall, southwest England, touring a school in Hayle, near the summit venue at Carbis Bay.

"They're scared to death," Biden joked as she joined Kate in the classroom, as the well-drilled little ones sat in stony silence.

"It's the quietest class I've ever been to. How old are you?" Kate said.

The answer was four to five years old, and they are learning to read with the help of "Greta and the Giants" -- an adventure tale inspired by 18-year-old Thunberg's campaigning life story.

"Do you know this series?" Kate asked Biden, a former schoolteacher herself.

"I know Greta, of course," the first lady replied, before carrying a bowl of carrots outside as she and…
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