Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gala dinner at the Mandarin

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at the Mandarin. She was met at the hotel by her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, who is the host of the event.   Lady Elizabeth gave her cousin an affectionate kiss on each cheek.

The Queen was the last of the guests to arrive. The Princess Royal, Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall, Peter and Autumn Phillips, Prince and Princess Michael and Lord and Lady Frederick and Lady Gabriella Windsor  arrived by bus.  

Other British royals at the dinner include the Duke of York and his two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Earl and Countess of Wesssex, Princess Alexandra and her son, James Ogilvy and his wife, Julia, the Duke of Kent and his family, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and their family. They were joined by King Constantine II and Queen Anne Marie of the Hellenes,  Crown Prince and Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece,  Prince and Princess Nikolaos of Greece, Queen Sofia of Greece, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, the Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Princess Salma of Morocco, the Prince of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock and The Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended the drinks reception only, and return to Clarence House for dinner with William and Harry.

The list of names comes from the Telegraph.

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