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HMQueenElizabethII 11-05-2005 09:11 AM

State Visit from China, November 2005
 
At the invitation of The Queen, His Excellency Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China, accompanied by Madame Liu Yongqing, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 8 to 10 November 2005.The program of The State Visit has been announced on the British Royal Website:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4528.asp
8th November:
The President and Madame Liu Yongqing will arrive in the United Kingdom on the morning of Tuesday 8 November at London Heathrow Airport, where they will be met by The Princess Royal and Rear Admiral Timothy Laurence, on behalf of The Queen.
The President will receive a Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards, where The Queen will formally greet the President. His Excellency, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will then review a Guard of Honour, before joining The Queen for a carriage procession along the Mall to Buckingham Palace.
After lunch at Buckingham Palace given by The Queen, the President will receive a Presentation of Address of Welcome by the Lord Mayor and Councillors of the City of Westminster at St James Palace.
The President will later receive calls by the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party at Buckingham Palace.
In the evening, The Queen will give a State Banquet for the President and Madame Liu Yongqing in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace. The Queen and the President will both make speeches at the start of the Banquet.

9th November:
The President will visit the Palace of Westminster, where he will be met by the Lord Chancellor and Speaker of the House of Commons, and attend a reception with members of the All Party China Group.
The President will then hold a private meeting with members of the Chinese Community at St James Palace.
Later in the morning, the President will receive calls by the Lord Powell and members of the China Britain Business Council.
His Excellency will also hold a meeting with the Chairman and members of the 48 Group Club, the trade grouping engaged in developing commercial ties with China.
The President will then hold talks with the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, followed by a lunch given by Her Majesty's Government at 10 Downing Street, hosted by the Prime Minister.
After lunch, the President will be welcomed by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Academy of Arts, where Her Majesty and the President will formally open and tour the 'China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795' Exhibition.
The President will later hold a meeting with members of the China Task Force at Buckingham Palace. The China Task Force is headed by the Deputy Prime Minister and makes recommendations on ways to deepen bilateral relations with China.
In the evening, the President and Madame Liu Yongqing will attend a Banquet at the Guildhall hosted by The Lord Mayor and the Corporation of London.

10th November:
In the morning, the President and Madame Liu Yongqing will take their leave of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace, before departing London Heathrow Airport.

florawindsor 11-06-2005 09:55 PM

hehe, I'm thrilled

james 11-07-2005 04:24 PM

I read on Prince Michael's website that he and the Princess will attend the Guildhall Banquet.

Von Schlesian 11-08-2005 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by james
I read on Prince Michael's website that he and the Princess will attend the Guildhall Banquet.

His Royal Highness does seem to enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to addent state visit banquest. (I understand why), but he always gives the impression as though Her Majesty has treated him to it... curious

BeatrixFan 11-08-2005 07:55 AM

Will Camilla wear the Delhi Durbar tiara again or will she sport a different one and shock us all? I think the DD has become her trademark tiara but you never can tell.

HMQueenElizabethII 11-08-2005 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
Will Camilla wear the Delhi Durbar tiara again or will she sport a different one and shock us all? I think the DD has become her trademark tiara but you never can tell.

I don't think the Duchess can be back in time for the State Banquet though, Beatrixfan as i think she still has an engagement in San Francisco with the Prince of Wales today, so she would be still on the air while the State Banquet taking place.

BeatrixFan 11-08-2005 08:03 AM

Ah! Thanks QueenElizabethII. I thought that C and C were back today in time for the Banquet tonight but I'm mixed up with dates!

Warren 11-08-2005 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
Will Camilla wear the Delhi Durbar tiara again or will she sport a different one and shock us all? I think the DD has become her trademark tiara but you never can tell.

I thought it was one of life's truisms that a lady can never have too many tiaras.

magnik 11-08-2005 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
Will Camilla wear the Delhi Durbar tiara again or will she sport a different one and shock us all? I think the DD has become her trademark tiara but you never can tell.

Probably she don't back for a time. Concords already does not fly:D

Layla1971 11-08-2005 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by magnik
Probably she don't back for a time. Concords already does not fly:D

I think an America/England flight would only be about 12 hours? by jet. I wouldn't know as I've never taken a flight from America to England. But, they should have been back in time.

magnik 11-08-2005 09:48 AM

We will see. Btw no information about C&C presents today?

BeatrixFan 11-08-2005 09:49 AM

Thats what I thought Layla. I mean, they're not taking the QE2 home are they? They'll be flying. And if the banquet's not until 7 or 8 O'Clock, they might be able to do it.

magnik 11-08-2005 09:52 AM

BeatrixFan maybe they come if they wouldn't be very tired after long flight:D

BeatrixFan 11-08-2005 09:53 AM

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Well they would be tired of course, but a good dinner, a few speeches and a bit of a boogie with the Chinese President wouldn't be too much to ask would it?

Bad planning. They should have cut the US short by a day.

seto 11-08-2005 10:11 AM

Do they acually boogie at these things?

Layla1971 11-08-2005 10:13 AM

Oh that's just an exaggeration, but I don't think anything more than a waltz is called for or accepted at these things!:)

Elspeth 11-08-2005 10:15 AM

Since the UK is eight hours ahead of the US west coast and the trip from the west coast to Heathrow is around ten hours, there's no way they'll get back today if they leave today. I wonder why their trip overlapped like that - perhaps the Queen didn't want Camilla's headgear to be the main focus of a dinner during a state visit.

BeatrixFan 11-08-2005 10:22 AM

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Do they acually boogie at these things?
Of Course. No State Visit is complete without a grand Hokey-Cokey. ;)

seto 11-08-2005 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
Of Course. No State Visit is complete without a grand Hokey-Cokey. ;)


lol thanks

seto 11-08-2005 10:29 AM

Maybe it wasn't ncecessary for Charles and Camilla to attend. I'm sure there will be more for them to attend.


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