Queen Elizabeth II hosts Diamond Jubilee Dinner


Front row, left to right: the Emperor of Japan, Queen of the Netherlands, Queen 
of Denmark, King of the Hellenes, King of Romania, Queen Elizabeth, King of Bulgaria, 
Sultan of Brunei, King of Sweden, King of Swaziland,  Prince Hans-Adam II of 
Liechtenstein. Middle, Left to right: Prince of Monaco,  Grand Duke of Luxembourg, 
King of Lesotho, King of the Belgians, King of Norway,  Emir of Qatar,  King of Jordan, 
King of Bahrain, and The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. Top row, left to right: 
Nasser Mohamed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi,
Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, King of Tonga, the Crown Prince of Thailand, 

Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco and Prince Mohammed bin 

Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia



Dubbed as the largest gathering of crowned heads of states since the 1953 Coronation, the Diamond Jubilee Dinner at Windsor Castle was attended by some of the most popular—and most notorious—sovereigns in the world.




The seating plan included 24 kings and queens, one emperor, a grand duke and a sultan, along with eight princesses, an emir and an empress, details Daily Mail.

Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein was the first to arrive for pre-lunch drinks in the Waterloo Chamber. 

The menu
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived next, who were warmly greeted by the Queen and Prince Philip with handshakes and double kisses – a display of affection that set the tone for many of the welcomes.

King Harald V of Norway kissed the Queen’s hand and she responded with a beaming smile. 

Prince Albert II of Monaco was more formal with just a handshake while his wife, Princess Charlene, gave a low curtsey.

Perhaps, the warmest gesture came from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who gave the queen a wide open arms as she approached the Queen before kissing her warmly.

Mounting prodemocracy and human rights protests
outside Buckingham Palace against the coming
of the King of Bahrain.
Meanwhile, Kate, duchess of Cambridge stole the scene once again with her £1,200 pink Emilia Wickstead dress with pleated skirt. Prince William and she were seen at ease mingling with other royals. Senior members of the British Royal Family were also present.

However, the celebrations were marred by a growing number of protesters in London, outside Buckingham Palace over the coming of the King Bahrain, who was known for repressing prodemocracy movements in his country.
Prince Charles and Prince Andrew chat with the Grand Duke and Duchess
of Luxembourg

Prince Harry with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie enjoy a chat with the Queen of Bahrain

Princess Charlene of Monaco catches up with
the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The King and Queen of Jordan enjoy the company of the Earl and Countess of Wessex

The Duchess of Cambridge keeps the King and Queen of Bulgaria company.


Who's Who at  the Queen's Lunch?

The King of Tonga and her third and favorite wife, Inkhosikati
LaMbikiza (take note of the shoes!)


The Emir of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah

The King and Queen of Sweden

The Emperor and Empress of Japan

The King and Queen of Belgium

The Sultan of Brunei

The King and Queen of Bahrain

The Queen of the Netherlands


The Queen and Prince Henrik of Denmark

Nasser Al-Sabah of Kuwait

The King of Norway


The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxemburg

The Prince and Princess of Monaco
Inkhosikati LaMbikiza, third wife 
of Tonga's controversial 
had all eyes on her  with
 these rather furry heels.

Thailand's Princess Srirasm
wears this elegant blush pink silk
dress with metallic skirt on top.

The Crown Princess of Rumania is all in red

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Comments

  1. Joyful blog!

    But I'm afraid you made a mistake regarding the photo under which you wrote "The Duchess of Cambridge keeps the King and the Crown Princess of Rumania company". That is the King of Bulgaria, Simeon, and his wife, not the King of Romania and our Crown Princess.

    The King of Romania is Michael I, whom you can see in the first photo, close to Queen Elizabeth, sitting at Her Majesty's right side.

    The Crown Princess of Romania is Margarita, "all in red" as you wrote under the Getty image. :)

    Best regards!

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  2. Oh, yes. I'm sorry. A bit confused when labeling. Will be doing the necessary corrections. Anyway, I thank you for noticing the discrepancy. Enjoy reading more of my blogs!

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