Queen in New York City, 1957

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Queen Elizabeth II (wearing Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara and the George VI Sapphire Parure), the Duke of Edinburgh, and Lewis Williams Douglas (former US Ambassador to the Court of St James) attend the Commonwealth Ball at the 77th Regiment Armoury in New York City on this day in 1957. The ball was held in the Royal Couple’s honour at the end of their State Visit to the United States

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