Memo to the G7 spouses: do say ‘nice doggie’, don’t say ‘Cummings’ | Catherine Bennett

For Mrs Johnson’s fellow consorts, the essential dossier of the Cornish summit’s dos and don’ts

Whatever the third Mrs Johnson’s previous impression upon public life, her contribution as a married woman is already remarkable. Single-handedly, following last week’s May-December themed wedding, Carrie Johnson, nee Symonds, has stimulated something almost resembling popular interest in a G7 summit, specifically the one happening in Cornwall later this week.

In a striking departure from tradition, Mrs Johnson’s conventionally thankless role as G7 hostess – leading docile partners on vaguely cultural or gastronomic trips – is being depicted as if it were central to the proceedings of a keenly anticipated event.

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