Prince William’s Pre-Wedding Dinner, 2011

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Prince William’s Pre-Wedding Dinner for Royal Guests hosted by Lady Elizabeth Anson, the Queen’s cousin, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London on this day in 2011, on the eve of the Wedding. While the bride and groom weren’t present (spending the evening quietly), the rest of the entire British Royal Family was in attendance, including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Princes of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall (wearing her 4-strand Pearl Choker with small Diamond Clasp, and leaving early), the Princess Royal (in Empress Maria Feodorovna’s Sapphire Choker) and Sir Tim, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (wearing the Gloucester Pearl and Emerald Suite), the Duke and Duchess of Kent (in her Diamond Flower Suite), Princess Alexandra (wearing Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna’s Emerald Choker), and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent with their various children and spouses.

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Foreign Royal Guests included Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (wearing her Antique Diamond Earrings and Queen Josefina’s Diamond Brooches), King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway (in Queen Maud’s Drapers’ Company Brooch and her Diamond Filigree Brooch), the King and Queen of Malaysia, the Sultan and Queen Saleha of Brunei, Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia of Spain, King Constantine, Queen Anne Marie (in Diamond Filigree Brooch), Crown Prince Pavlos, Crown Princess Marie Chantal (wearing her JAR Earrings), Prince Nikolaos, and Princess Tatiana of Greece, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg (in Princess Ingeborg’s Pearl Brooch), Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco, the King of Swaziland, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium (wearing Queen Fabiola’s Waterfall Brooch), the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Prince Seeiso and Princess Mabereng of Lesotho, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia (in her Diamond Chain-Link Suite), and the Crown Prince of Dubai.

Meanwhile, Catherine Middleton spent the evening with her parents and family at the Goring Hotel in London, while Prince William and Prince Harry were at Clarence House, making a surprise appearance to greet well-wishers who had lined the processional route.

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