King Paul’s 60th Birthday Banquet at the Royal Palace of Athens, 1961

King Paul of Greece (wearing the Order of the Redeemer and the Order of Saints George and Constantine) and Queen Frederica (in Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara, the Greek Emerald Parure, and the Order of the Redeemer) of Greece hosted the King’s spectacular 60th Birthday Banquet at the Royal Palace of Athens on this day in 1961, with a plethora of Greek and Foreign Royal Relatives and Guests, including Crown Prince Constantine, Princess Sophie (in the Prussian Diamond Tiara), Prince Juan Carlos of Spain, Princess Irene (in her Diamond Riviere Tiara), Queen Helen of Romania (wearing the Romanian Greek Key Tiara, her Russian Sapphire Earrings, and Russian Sapphire Brooch), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (in her Diamond Tiara), Lady Kathrine Brandram (wearing her Diamond Flower Tiara), Crown Princess Beatrix (in Queen Emma’s Diamond Tiara) and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (wearing the Antique Pearl Tiara), Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (in the Bolin Ruby Tiara), Princess Sophie of Greece and Hanover (wearing the Emerald Laurel Wreath Tiara), Prince George William of Hanover, Princess Marie of Greece (wearing her Star Tiara), Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (in the Cambridge Sapphire Parure), Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Kent (wearing the Kent Pearl Bandeau), Princess Olga of Yugoslavia (in the Boucheron Diamond Tiara), Princess Eugenie of Greece (wearing her Diamond Tiara), Prince Michael of Greece, Infanta Pilar of Spain (wearing her Sapphire Tiara), and Princess Helene of Orléans (in the Coty Emerald Tiara).


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