Queen Margrethe’s Banquet at the Natural History Museum in London, 2000

Following an Official Welcome Ceremony and State Banquet at Windsor Castle and a Luncheon at the Guildhall, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark hosted a Return Banquet for the British Royal Family at the Natural History Museum in London on this day in 2000, to end her State Visit to Britain. 

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Queen Margrethe (wearing the Floral Aigrette Tiara and the Antique Diamond Parure) and Prince Henrik welcomed the Queen (in the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara and King Khalid Diamond Necklace) and Duke of Edinburgh at the entrance of the Natural History Museum, while the Duke of York was also present. 

Queen Margrethe’s younger sister, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (wearing the Greek Ruby Parure), and her husband, King Constantine II of Greece, were also present since they resided in London at that time.

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Other members of the British Royal Family in attendance included the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (wearing the Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara) and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent (in the Kent Festoon Tiara, and Diamond Circle Earrings, and Cartier Sapphire Clip Necklace).

Raine, Countess Spencer (wearing her Pearl and Diamond Tiara) was among the members of the British Aristocracy who also attended Queen Margrethe’s Banquet.

The British and Danish Royal Families have had a close relationship going back centuries, as we featured in our roundup of the British Royal Visits to Denmark.


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