Princess Margaret in the Philippines, 1980

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Princess Margaret was hosted by First Lady Imelda Marcos on her Official Visit to the Philippines on this day in 1980, on behalf of the Queen. After visiting the tomb of national hero Jose Rizal, inaugurating the Lungsod ng Kabantaan hospital for children and viewing locally made handicrafts, the highlight of the visit was the Official Dinner in honour of the Princess (wearing the Poltimore Tiara and the Teck Circle Necklace) at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, which was followed by a visit to the the United Nation’s Indochinese Refugee Camp and a Reception at the British Embassy. UPDATE: A mention of the visit was made in Season 4 of Netflix’s The Crown:


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