Gala Performance at Covent Garden, 1946

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Queen Mary (in the Iveagh Tiara), Princess Elizabeth, and Princess Margaret join King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (wearing the Teck Circle Tiara) in the Royal Box for a Gala Performance of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by the Sadler’s Wells Ballet Company on this day in 1946, to mark the re-opening of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London following the Second World War.

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