Queen in Beijing, 1986

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Queen Elizabeth II (wearing an Ian Thomas gown decorated with tree peony blossom, the national flower of China, and the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara) attends a State Banquet in the Hall of the People in Beijing on this day in 1986. The Queen was the first British Monarch to set foot in China, when she undertook a six-day State Visit.


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