Danish State Visit to France, 1950

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King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark were hosted by French President Vincent Auriol on this day in 1950, at the start of the Danish State Visit to France, which began with a State Banquet at the Élysée Palace hosted by President Auriol in honour of the King and Queen (wearing the Pearl Poiré Parure) followed by a magnificent Gala Performance at the Paris Opera House.

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The following evening, King Frederik and Queen Ingrid (in Queen Sophia’s Star and Pearl Tiara and her Antique Corsage) were hosted by French Prime Minister Robert Schuman at the Quai d’Orsay.

King Frederik and Queen Ingrid (wearing the Danish Ruby Parure with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Elephant) also hosted a Return Banquet at the Danish Embassy in Paris. The couple returned to Paris for a Banquet the following year, and later undertook another State Visit to France in 1965.

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