Boris Johnson schedules major G7 press conference to clash with kick off of England’s first Euro 2020 match with Croatia
Prime Minister will begin the session to mark the end of the summit on SundayWill be just moments after England kick off – guaranteeing a far smaller audience
Cash all the more bizarre given Britain is hosting G7 so can control scheduling
Boris Johnson will hold his major G7 press conference slap bang in the middle of the England game in a case of astonishingly bad timing.
The Prime Minister will begin the session to mark the end of the summit on Sunday just as England kick off against Croatia – guaranteeing him just a fraction of the airtime he could have expected any other time.
The conference will start at 2.05pm, just five minutes after kick-off when millions will tune in to watch England’s first game of the Euros.
The Prime Minister – pictured with Italian leader Mario Draghi – will begin the session to mark the end of the summit on Sunday just as England kick off against Croatia – guaranteeing him just a fraction of the airtime he could have expected any other time
Mr Johnson claims to be a football fan but does not follow any particular club. He is known to be a passionate fan of rugby and cricket.
His spokesman told The Sun: ‘It is looking likely there will be a clash I’m afraid, but we will do our best.’
The clash is all the more bizarre given that Britain is hosting the G7, meaning the PM can decide scheduling.
It came as Kate Middleton met Jill Biden for the first time today at a school near the summit site in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, cut an elegant figure in the £1,125 fuchsia midi dress from Alexander McQueen and carrying a £225 L.K. Bennett handbag that matched her shoes as she arrived to meet the President’s wife, 70, who also wore pink.