UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden meting ahead of the G7 summit.
They paused for a slightly chaotic call with the media before heading in to a private room for official talks, reports the BBC.
As the cameras clicked the president was heard to say: "It was a pleasure to meet your wife. I told the prime minister we have something in common - we both married way above our station."
Johnson replied: "I am not going to dissent from that."
Biden added it was a "great pleasure" to be in the UK.
As the PM and the president emerged from the hotel with their wives, President Biden was heard praising the stunning backdrop for the summit in Carbis Bay in Cornwall.
"It's gorgeous, I don't want to go home", he said.
And to shouts from the hordes of journalists and photographers he said he is "very pleased to be here".
President and Biden and Boris Johnson have been looking at historical documents and artefacts relating to the Atlantic Charter - the 1941 joint statement made by Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt setting out their goals for the post-war world. Eighty years on, the two leaders are expected to agree a new one, pledging to work together to solve global challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.
The new charter will outline eight areas of co-operation including defending democracy, reaffirming the importance of collective security, and building a fair and sustainable global trading system.