Queen in Germany, 1965

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte will be starting their visit to Germany in Berlin today, as part of a five-day tour of Poland and Germany. In honour of the start of this leg of the tour, we are featuring the QUeen’s State Visit to (the then West) Germany in 1965-

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The State Visit started with the official welcome and review of the guard at Berlin Airport, after which the Queen and Duke visited the President, gave a speech at the City Hall, and waved from a balcony. In the evening, the Queen (wearing the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara) and Duke attended a glittering State Banquet at the Augustusburg Palace.

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The State Visit also included visits to Munich, Hamburg, and a trip down the Rhine.

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The Queen (wearing the Modern Sapphire Tiara) and the Duke of Edinburgh attended another State Banquet at the Augustusburg Palace.

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The Queen (wearing Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara) and Duke also attended a gala performance at the National Theatre in Munich.

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3 thoughts on “Queen in Germany, 1965

  1. Wow! This is a State Visit with capital letters! Three tiara events and a different tiara for each one! The Queen looked absolutely stunning. In 1965, she had given birth to her son Prince Edward hardly a year before and she looked absolutely fabulous. Prince Philip was also in his prime, so they made a very attractive couple. I wonder if they took advantage of the trip and got together with some of their relatives or was is still not politically correct?

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  2. I hope so too! But things were very different back in 1965. Unfortunately, that was the height of the “Cold War”, which thankfully is a thing of the past.

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