French State Visit to Britain, 1976

The British Royal Family host French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Madame Anne-Aymone Giscard d’Estaing at glittering a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace during the French State Visit to the United Kingdom on this day in 1976. From L-R: The Duke of Edinburg, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (wearing the Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara) Madame Anne-Aymone Giscard d’Estaing, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, (wearing the Greville Tiara), the Duchess of Kent (wearing the Kent Crochet Bandeau), Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Margaret (wearing the Lotus Tiara), President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, and Queen Elizabeth II (wearing Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara).

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The Queen (wearing the Vladimir Tiara and Cambridge Emerald Parure) also joined the President and First Lady for a Gala Performance at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

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