Queen in Poland, 1996

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will start a 5-day visit to Poland and Germany in Warsaw today. In honour of the tour, we are featuring the Queen’s State Visit to Poland in 1996-

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh started the State Visit in Warsaw, where the Queen reviewed the guard with the President, met with the President and First Lady at the Presidential Palace, and visited a station where 300,000 Jews were transported to the Nazi Death Camps.

In the evening, the Queen (wearing the Modern Sapphire Tiara and the George VI Sapphire Parure) and the Duke were guests of honour at a State Banquet at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.

The next day included a series of engagements in Warsaw, including the Queen’s speech to the Polish Parliament. In the evening the Queen (wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara) and Duke saw a Gala Performance of ‘La Fille Mal Garde’ at the National Theatre in Warsaw.

On the final day, the Queen and Duke visited Krakow.

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