There hasn’t been an announcement of this fall’s incoming State Visit to Britain, but it is the wish of many (myself included) that it be a Dutch State Visit. To honour the wishes of my readers, I am taking a look at glittering events during Queen Juliana’s second State Visit to Britain, which ended on this day in 1972.
On the first evening, the Queen (in the Vladimir Tiara and the Order of the Netherlands Lion) and Duke of Edinburgh hosted a State Banquet in honour of Queen Juliana (wearing the Stuart Tiara and Parure) and Prince Bernhard at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle. The Queen Mother (in the Greville Tiara) and Princess Anne (wearing the Halo Scroll Tiara and her Modern Diamond Necklace) were also present amongst a host of other members of the Royal Family.
Two days later, Queen Juliana (in the Dutch Sapphire Tiara) and Prince Bernhard hosted a Return Banquet at the Carpenter’s Hall in London for their British Royal Hosts, which was attended by the Queen (wearing Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara and the Order of the Netherlands Lion) and Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Mother (in the Greville Tiara), Princess Margaret (wearing the Lotus Flower Tiara) and Lord Snowdon, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (in the Teck Turquoise Tiara), Princess Alexandra (wearing the Ogilvy Tiara) and Angus Ogilvy, Prince William, Prince Richard, and Prince Michael of Kent.