Dinner on the Royal Yacht Britannia, 1982

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The Queen (wearing the Vladimir Tiara) and Duke of Edinburgh (not even wearing a coat) pose with Governor General Sir Tore Lokoloko, Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare, and their families ahead of a Dinner on board the Royal Yacht Britannia docked in Papua New Guinea on this day in 1982.

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  1. Everybody looked very happy, but there was definitely no consensus regarding dress code! The Queen is very formal- long gown, white gloves, and tiara. Her guests, however, are doing whatever they like. One of the ladies is wearing a long gown while the other one is not. Both gentlemen are wearing ties, but one is not wearing a coat and the other, who is wearing a coat, is wearing what appears to be Bermuda shorts (it might be a native skirt, though, like the Scottish kilt?). The co-host, Prince Philip, isn’t wearing a coat nor a tie. Lots of shenanigans at sea, it seems! No wonder Queen Elizabeth II cried when they decommissioned the Britannia. I’ll bet she really enjoyed life on board.

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