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Old 10-20-2015, 10:40 AM
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The Court Circular lists the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as attending tonight's state banquet

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Along with the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal, the Gloucesters the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra & Princess Michael of Kent
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:44 AM
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What time does the state banquet usually starts?
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:52 AM
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The Queen during today's state visit. She looks great as usual.

Queen Elizabeth II Photos - State Visit Of The President Of The People's Republic Of China - Day 2 - Zimbio

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...Wl12Bq65El.jpg

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And here she is with the so-called president of China. It's her duty to receive him, but he doesn't deserve to meet her/stand next to her.

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...fQbRJX89cl.jpg

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The Court Circular lists the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as attending tonight's state banquet

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Great news that they are attending the state banquet. As I said in an previous post ''Its was very likely'', but I wasn't completely sure.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:08 AM
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Great news that they are attending the state banquet. As I said in an previous post ''Its was very likely'', but I wasn't completely sure.
Exactly. This is basically how we all have felt so I got really happy when I saw it :)
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:18 AM
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The Court Circular lists the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as attending tonight's state banquet

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Along with the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal, the Gloucesters the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra & Princess Michael of Kent
I'm sure this is 100% accurate but these tweets have disappeared from Twitter.

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Old 10-20-2015, 11:22 AM
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PA jumped the gun but it does have access to the CC in advance of publication. The tweets are accurate.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:35 AM
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PA jumped the gun but it does have access to the CC in advance of publication. The tweets are accurate.
that's what I said.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:10 PM
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And here she is with the so-called president of China. It's her duty to receive him, but he doesn't deserve to meet her/stand next to her. ... [snipped]
The President of China meets people, whose subjects committed atrocities in China with a tacit approval from royals and shamelessly looted the Yuan Ming Yuan (see Lord Elgin). High moral ground is not applicable to the British royals.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:11 PM
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The Court Circular lists the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as attending tonight's state banquet

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Along with the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal, the Gloucesters the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra & Princess Michael of Kent
Great ! The "non-believers" on this forum now have official confirmation that they were wrong about Kate not attending the state banquet.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:14 PM
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Charles and Camila with the President and first lady
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:17 PM
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Charles doesn't look pleased.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:21 PM
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have met President Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, as part of the four-day state visit-

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping, kicking off a controversial four-day state visit. The military band gathered at Horse Guards Parade honoured the visitors with a rendition of the Chinese national anthem, before the Duke and the President carried out an inspection of the Guard of Honour-
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A state party welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UK has arrived at Buckingham Palace, having processed from Horse Guards Parade and along the Mall-
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Gun salutes were held in London's Green Park and at Tower Bridge to herald the arrival of Chinese president Xi Jinping to the UK. President Jinping was given a state welcome at Horse Guards Parade, followed by a lunch at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh-
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:21 PM
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As expected, Mrs Peng Liyuan looks smart. She has a great posture.
Mrs Theresa May is the best dressed among the British ladies. I like Camilla's style of the hat, but the colour is not flattering.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:52 PM
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Charles doesn't look pleased.
Maybe this one is better ?

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Old 10-20-2015, 12:59 PM
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Do we know at what time the state banquet usually starts? I'm very curious and I can't wait!
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:01 PM
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The President of China meets people, whose subjects committed atrocities in China with a tacit approval from royals and shamelessly looted the Yuan Ming Yuan (see Lord Elgin). High moral ground is not applicable to the British royals.
^^Queen Victoria had nothing whatsoever to do with the burning and looting of the Summer Palace, Al_bina. That was Lord Elgin's responsibility and that of French and British troops. (And what of Thomas Bowlby and his party's mangled and tortured bodies?) The British Royal family have plenty to be proud of, and Charles is right to be worried about China's human rights record.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:02 PM
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The Duchess of Cornwall looks absolutely fabulous.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:11 PM
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^^Queen Victoria had nothing whatsoever to do with the burning and looting of the Summer Palace, Al_bina. That was Lord Elgin's responsibility and that of French and British troops. (And what of Thomas Bowlby and his party's mangled and tortured bodies?) The British Royal family have plenty to be proud of, and Charles is right to be worried about China's human rights record.
The passionate speech and excuses are noted. You are fully entitled to your opinion. As stated previously, my opinion happens to be diametrically opposite.
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The Duke meets President Xi for the second time this year, having first met in Bejing in March #ChinaStateVisit

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The Queen inspects the table ahead of tonight's #ChinaStateVisit Banquet
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HM takes great personal interest in the State Banquet preparation-checking every detail from the menu to the flowers
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRxv4nvWcAE18A9.jpg

https://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy/...22727638089730



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