British and Greek Royals at Gala, 1963

British and Greek Royals attend a gala performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in honour of the Greek Royal Family at the Aldwych Theatre in London on this day in 1963, during the Greek State Visit to the UK. From L-R: Panagiotis Pipinelis, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (wearing the Kent City of London Fringe Tiara), Queen Frederika of Greece (wearing the Greek Ruby Parure which used to belong to Princess Marina’s mother), Mary, Princess Royal (wearing her Fringe Tiara), Queen Elizabeth II (wearing the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara), Foreign Secretary Lord Home, and King Paul of Greece. Interestingly, King Paul and Queen Frederica’s grandson, King Felipe of Spain, will be starting his first State Visit to the UK tomorrow, click HERE to check out the detail of the visit.

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