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First Lady Jill Biden tours preschool with Duchess Kate during visit to England

The two women took part in a discussion about early childhood education.

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First Lady Jill Biden and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, met for the first time Friday as they toured a preschool in southwestern England.

Biden and the former Kate Middleton visited with 4- and 5-year-olds at Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, England. Biden carried a bowl of carrots when they went outside to see the rabbits which the children are caring for.

The women also took part in a discussion about early childhood education.

Biden is a longtime English teacher who focuses on education, as does Kate, a mother of three young children.

"[Early education] is the foundation of everything," Biden said. "I can tell you that as a teacher in the upper levels, if they don't have a good foundation, they fall so far behind. So this is amazing to see what these children are doing, and how far advanced they are at 4 and 5 years old."

The first lady is traveling with her husband, President Joe Biden, who is attending the G-7 Summit. The summit opens Friday in Carbis Bay, England.