Queen Juliana’s Inauguration Gala, 1948

Foreign Royal Guests attend a glittering Gala ‘Sports Fantasy’ showcase at the Olympic Stadium followed by a Banquet at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam on this day in 1948, during the festivities marking the Inauguration of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Among the Royals pictured were Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (wearing the Order of the Netherlands Lion) and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden (in the Baden Fringe Tiara), Crown Prince Olav (wearing the Order of the Netherlands Lion) and Crown Princess Martha of Norway (in the Emerald Parure Tiara), Princess Margaret (wearing Queen Mary’s Lozange Bandeau and the Order of the Netherlands Lion), the Earl of Athlone (in the Order of the Netherlands Lion) and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (wearing her Diamond Palmette Tiara and the Royal Victorian Order), and Prince Axel (in the Order of the Netherlands Lion) and Princess Margretha of Denmark (wearing the Khedive of Egypt Tiara and the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia), Prince George of Greece (in the Order of the Netherlands Lion), and Prince Aschwin of Lippe.

A glittering Gala Performance was held the following evening!7

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