Tonight, the Queen attended a state dinner at the 18th century Bellevue Palace, German President Joachim Gauk’s official residence. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are undertaking a four-day official visit to the country where their ancestors hail from; up until 1918 the House of Windsor was part of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
The Queen wore a tiara we’ve seen many times before, the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland, originally gifted to her grandmother, Queen Mary. Read the fascinating story behind this tiara. [Read more…]