British RoyalsState & Ceremonial

Who were the guests at last night's state banquet?

Day one of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom ended with a regal state banquet at Buckingham Palace. So, who were the guests that toasted to The Queen and President? The British Royal Family was represented by Her Majesty The Queen, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, Earl and Countess…
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State & Ceremonial

Guests arrive at Buckingham Palace for State Banquet with President Trump

Guests have arrived at Buckingham Palace for a State Banquet alongside President Trump. The banquet is being held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace and will see President Trump and the First Lady sat with members of The Royal Family and around 170 other guests. The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke of Sussex are among some of…
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President Trump and The Royal Family – a difficult relationship in the making

President of the United States, Donald J Trump, is undertaking his first State Visit to the United Kingdom this week – a much-anticipated event. When the American billionaire arrives at Buckingham Palace following a ceremonial welcome, all will seem well between The Royal Family and the American President. However, the atmosphere will likely be tense behind closed doors – not least because…
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Laughs at the Palace as Julia Donaldson's hat blows away as she collects CBE from Prince William

There were laughs at Buckingham Palace on Thursday morning after a sudden gust of wind blew Julia Donaldson’s hat away as she collected her CBE from the Duke of Cambridge. The best-selling children’s author was awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List for her services to literature. Life imitated art when The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson’s hat blew off while…
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