Battle of Balaclava Centenary Ball, 1954

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Queen Elizabeth II (wearing The Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara) dances with Air Marshal Sir John Baldwin, colonel of the 8th Hussars, while The Queen Mother (wearing the Oriental Circlet Tiara and Crown Ruby Parure) dances with Major-General J Combe, Colonel of the 11th Hussars (wearing the tunic and slung jacket worn by Earl Cadogan at the Battle), at the Battle of Balaclava Centenary Ball held at the Hyde Park Hotel in London on this day in 1954.


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