Gala Performance at Covent Garden, 1960

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Queen Elizabeth II (wearing the George IV State Diadem, a rare choice highlighting the importance of the State Visit, with the George VI Sapphire Parure), President de Gaulle, the Duke of Edinburgh, Madame de Gaulle, and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (in the Greville Tiara) attend a glittering Gala Performance at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London on this day in 1960, the second evening of the French State Visit to Britain. Other royal guests included Princess Margaret (wearing the Lotus Flower Tiara), Antony Armstrong-Jones, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (in the Teck Turquoise Tiara and Parure), the Duchess of Kent (wearing the Cambridge Sapphire Parure), and Princess Alexandra (in Queen Mary’s Crochet Bandeau).


One thought on “Gala Performance at Covent Garden, 1960

  1. I really feel I must comment on them fabulous display of flowers and the flags of the two countries which adorned the Royal Box. Incredible! I also love Margaret’s coy sideways look at her husband! She was stunning.

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