Queen Elizabeth, Prince William & Prince Charles Host A Reception For Bill Gates & International Business Leaders — See Photos

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Oct. 20 2021, Published 10:54 a.m. ET

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Royals meet the finance world! Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Prince Charles got to mingle with international business and investment leaders on Tuesday, October 19, to mark the Global Investment Summit.

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The 95-year-old and William were spotted shaking hands and chatting with others.

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the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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Queen Elizabeth, who sported a blue outfit, smiled as she met Bill Gates and others.

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the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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"This evening The Queen hosted a reception for international business and investment leaders at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit.🤝," the Royal Family wrote via their Instagram account.

the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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"Her Majesty was joined by The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester as she welcomed influential business leaders from around the world.♻️," the note continued.

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the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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William, 39, who had a drink in his hand, looked animated while working the room.

the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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"The Global Investment Summit comes ahead of the Royal Family’s attendance at events in Glasgow for the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November. It aims to showcase the best of British innovation and highlight the U.K.’s role in green investment and clean technologies," the caption read.

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the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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On October 31, the Queen, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles will attend the COP206 UN Climate Change Conference.

the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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The same night, William hosted a private reception for those who helped fund Princess Diana's statue, which was unveiled in July.

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the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not fly to the U.K. for the bash. "It is a great shame they are not coming. The longer they stay away the greater the rift and the more difficult it is to come back from. They don't come back and the rift continues," noted royal expert Penny Juror. "There is a lot of work to be done, it's a shame they can't come back. It shows they are not interested in making things work."

the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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On October 20, the palace announced that the Queen would not travel to Northern Ireland. "The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days," a note read. "Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow. The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland, and looks forward to visiting in the future."

the queen prince william royal family host a reception for bill gates international business and investment leaders
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Prince Charles also looked engaged at the event.

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