British State Visit to Portugal, 1957

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were hosted by President Craveiro Lopes and First Lady Berta Ribeiro on their State Visit to Portugal, which started on this day in 1957, a Return Visit in response to the Presidential Couple’s State Visit to the UK in 1955.

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were received by President Craveiro Lopes and First Lady Berta Ribeiro in an Official Welcome at the Black Horse Square in Lisbon, while other events included a Tour of the Jerónimos Monastery. The Queen was also gifted a stallion in the courtyard of the Belém Palace.

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While they weren’t photographed at the State Banquet hosted by the President, the Queen (wearing Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara) and the Duke of Edinburgh were pictured at a attended a Banquet given with the British Ambassador to Portugal at the Palace of Queluz in Lisbon, which was followed by a Gala Performance at the São Carlos National Theatre.

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