British State Banquet at the Royal Palace of Madrid, 1988

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Queen Elizabeth II (wearing the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara, Delhi Durbar Parure, and the Order of the Golden Fleece) and the Duke of Edinburgh are greeted by King Juan Carlos of Spain (in the Order of the Garter), Queen Sofia (wearing the Fleur-de-Lys Tiara, ‘Joyas de Pasr’ earrings, bracelets and the Order of Charles III) and the Prince of Asturias, at the Palacio Real de Madrid for a State Banquet on this day in 1988. Also in attendance were Infanta Elena (in the Floral Tiara), Infanta Cristina (wearing the Prussian Diamond Tiara), Infanta Pilar (in Queen Maria Christina’s Cartier Loop Tiara). The now King Felipe made a State Visit to Britain earlier this year.

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