Banquet at the American Embassy in London, 1939

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King George VI (wearing the Order of the Garter) and Queen Elizabeth (in Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara, Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Gift Necklace, and Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch) attend a Reception and Banquet hosted by United States Ambassador Joseph Kennedy and Mrs Kennedy (parents of future President Kennedy) at the American Embassy in London on this day in 1939, on the eve of their departure for their Tour of Canada and the United States. The food was as “All American”, to prepare them for the cooking on the other side of the Atlantic.


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