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Old 10-20-2015, 01:42 PM
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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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During their meeting The Duke and President Xi discussed their shared interest in combating the illegal wildlife trade #ChinaStateVisit

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The Duke believes China can provide vital leadership to help prevent the extinction of some of the planet's most iconic endangered species.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:43 PM
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The passionate speech and excuses on behalf of the British royal house are noted. You are fully entitled to your opinion. As stated previously, my opinion happens to be diametrically opposite.
His opinion is correct though. Queen Victoria was already a constitutional monarch who did not personally direct foreign policy or military operations. Maybe if you were talking about the era of Henry VIII or Elizabeth I, you would have a point.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:49 PM
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President Xi will sit down for a cup of tea with Prince Charles and Camilla this afternoon. The President and Madame Peng will be invited to view a display by The Prince's School for Traditional Arts and meet students, before joining Their Royal Highnesses for tea-

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Chinese President Xi has said he believes his state visit will lift the friendly ties between China and the UK to "new heights". Speaking in parliament he said: "I am already deeply impressed by the vitality of China-UK relations and the profound friendship between our peoples.".
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Duchess Kate Blog ‏@HRHDuchesskate 26m26 minutes ago
BBC live coverage of the banquet at 8.30 p.m.

Live: China's President attends state banquet at Buckingham Palace-
Live: China's President attends state banquet at Buckingham Palace with Kate Middleton and Jeremy Corbyn - Mirror Online
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:17 PM
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Duchess Kate Blog ‏@HRHDuchesskate 26m26 minutes ago
BBC live coverage of the banquet at 8.30 p.m.

Live: China's President attends state banquet at Buckingham Palace-
Live: China's President attends state banquet at Buckingham Palace with Kate Middleton and Jeremy Corbyn - Mirror Online
Jeremy Corbyn wouldn't miss a chance to meet Comrade Xi. Maybe the Labour leader will come to dinner in his full Mao uniform.

Just kidding of course.
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:24 PM
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some protests
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:26 PM
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The Queen gives visiting Chinese president a collection of Shakespeare's sonnets - and receives two of Madame Peng's albums in return* | Daily Mail Online
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Video: Watch live: China's President Xi-Jinping attends State banquet at Buckingham Palace - Telegraph

Queen welcomes China's President Xi Jinping

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Lavish welcome for Chinese leader on UK visit - BBC News

As Nicholas Witchell reports in this video and as another expert said on BBC earlier today ''this is about Xi Jinping wanting to be received and seen with the Queen''. He and the others communists who runs China are brutal dictators and as Charles previously said ''appalling old waxworks''.
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:53 PM
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Prince Andrew looks very knowledgeable around the Chinese art exhibition at Buckingham Palace. Camilla, on the other hand, looks out of her league and Charles is unable to crack a smile.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:00 PM
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Kate's in Papyrus, red gown, hair up, and those chandelier earrings!

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Old 10-20-2015, 03:02 PM
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Kate's in Papyrus, red gown, hair up, and those chandelier earrings!

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Papyrus is a disappointment to me, but it looks like it will be her signature tiara for the time being.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:06 PM
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Great choice, it's a lovely tiara. Wonder if she's wearing the RFO, hard to tell with this picture.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:10 PM
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Looks like I was right predicting a red dress. Can't really tell though from the picture if its silk or not though. She does look gorgeous!

With wearing the papyrus tiara, it does look like its been returned to the Queen's vaults as I believe if it was still in the Linley's possession, Kate wouldn't have borrowed it twice. It suits her very nicely methinks.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:12 PM
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Great choice, it's a lovely tiara. Wonder if she's wearing the RFO, hard to tell with this picture.
As the future queen, Catherine should wear more significant jewels. But, again, she cannot be seen in public overshadowing Camilla (the future princess consort).
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:18 PM
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Papyrus is a disappointment to me, but it looks like it will be her signature tiara for the time being.
We couldn't really expect that Catherine would wear a third tiara on her third tiara event. Imo she looked great with that updo. And the tiara is beautiful and suits her well.
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Great choice, it's a lovely tiara. Wonder if she's wearing the RFO, hard to tell with this picture.
I am so curious to see if all the rumours about the RFO are true, and I think they are. But we have to wait for better pics to be sure.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:19 PM
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Looks like I was right predicting a red dress. Can't really tell though from the picture if its silk or not though. She does look gorgeous!
I had the impression the dress was lace.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:20 PM
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We couldn't really expect that Catherine would wear a third tiara on her third tiara event.
Yes, we can only expect that from Maxima !
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The tiara is more visible on this picture.

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Old 10-20-2015, 03:25 PM
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The tiara is more visible on this picture.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...5367869764.jpg
Let's wait for a full view. Maybe it's just me, but she doesn't look so good at this picture.

PS: The Telegraph has resumed the live stream.
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