Jun 11, 2021
Jill Biden meets Kate Middleton for first time as they tour UK school
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First Lady Jill Biden met UK royal Kate Middleton for the first time Friday, as she joined her visiting “the quietest classroom” of young students at an English school.
The pair — both matching in different shades of pink — smiled and chatted amiably as they walked into the Connor Downs Academy in Cornwall, donning masks before going in.
“They’re scared to death,” she said to laughter as the 39-year-old Duchess of Cambridge waved at the children.
Biden remarked how it was the “quietest classroom I’ve ever been to” as the kids’ teacher told the dignitaries, “It’s a pleasure to have you both here in our classroom.”
Biden — whose doctorate is in education — helped the duchess teach the students about landmarks in the G7 meeting, according to The Sun.During their visit to the Connor Downs Academy, Kate Middleton and Jill Biden helped students feed the school rabbit, Storm.Aaron Chown/PA Wire
The first lady even held up a picture of the White House at one point, before joining the school’s “animal cadets” to help feed rabbits outside, with the first lady happily carrying a bowl of carrots, the paper said.
While it was the first time the pair met, it was the duchess’ third meeting with a first lady, having met Michelle Obama in 2011 and 2016, the paper noted.
Middleton and her husband, Prince William, are due to join his father, Prince Charles, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, at a special gathering Friday night with world leaders in the UK for the G7 summit.First Lady Jill Biden helped the Kate Middleton teach a class of students at the Connor Downs Academy about different landmarks in the G7 meeting.DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
It will be the queen’s first such meeting since the coronavirus pandemic started.
Her Majesty is also due to meet the Bidens for tea at Windsor Castle on Sunday after the summit has concluded.
“Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the queen,” the first lady said on Thursday. “That’s an exciting part of the visit for us.”
With Post wiresFirst Lady Jill Biden (L) and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge take part in a round table discussion during their visit to Connor Downs Academy in Hayle, Cornwall.DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images Filed under jill biden , kate middleton , royal family , united kingdom , 6/11/21
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Rare Barry Trotz line change pays off for Islanders
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Barry Trotz memorably told a reporter that he could “play fantasy hockey” all he wants when the Islanders head coach fielded questions about why Kyle Palmieri wasn’t skating on the top line with Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle.
But Trotz changed his tune Saturday night after the Islanders’ pulled out a 3-2 win over the Lightning to even the Stanley Cup semifinal series at two wins apiece, in a game where the 58-year-old shuffled his top line early to feature the aforementioned trio.
“It’s something I’ve been contemplating each game,” Trotz said. “They’re going to be low-scoring games. I don’t think we can get into a track meet with this team. The [Lightning] finish so well. I had last change, I felt there was more cadence in this game. I felt that would be an easier switch for me. We’ll see what we do next game.”
After swapping Leo Komarov with Palmieri for much of the first two periods, the first line had some good zone time against the Lightning. According to Natural Stat Trick, Palmieri, Barzal and Eberle created three scoring chances in 7:31 of ice time together. Trotz made the adjustment once the Lightning began to swarm in the Isles’ zone early in the first period.Islanders coach Barry TrotzCorey Sipkin
Considering Barzal and Palmieri have combined for two goals this postseason when playing on the same line, in situations where Komarov needed a breather after being on the penalty kill, Trotz has been heavily pressed on why he won’t make the switch a permanent one. But Trotz likes to keep his lines balanced, and the Palmieri-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Travis Zajac group has been successful during this playoff run — particularly against the Lightning.
When an offensive spark was needed, however, the top line was the first one to get shuffled.see also
After turning aside 28 of the 30 shots he faced in Game 4, Isles goalie Semyon Varlamov earned his 17th playoff win, which matched Glenn Resch for second place on the franchise’s all-time list.
“Varly I thought, when it was 3-2, a little earlier when they had their surge, he had to come up with one huge save on [Nikita] Kucherov coming down the backside,” Trotz said. “He came off the bench, and they found him. I thought Varly made a huge save there.”
The Islanders improved to 5-3 on home ice this postseason and are 13-9 at home over the past three postseasons under Trotz. The Golden Knights are the only other team with more playoff wins at home, with 15.
With a goal in Game 4 Saturday, the Lightning’s Brayden Point extended his goal streak to seven games, which marks the longest by a player in the Stanley Cup playoffs since Claude Lemieux had a run of equal length over 24 years ago.Filed under 2021 nhl playoffs , Barry Trotz , new york islanders , 6/20/21