Royals dazzle at stunning Buckingham Palace state banquet for King Charles and President

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The Royal Family were out in force for King Charles’ III’s first state banquet as reigning monarch tonight.

The visit is lasting for two days.

Charles and Camilla were filmed ahead of the state banquet, during which the King paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and her close bond with Nelson Mandela.

The lavish meal was held at Buckingham Palace. Prince William and Kate were pictured arriving at the Palace.

Included on the menu for the guests was Filet de Barbue Gallieni (Grilled Brill with Wild Mushrooms and Truffles, Sorrel Sauce) and Ballotine de Faisan aux Artichauts, Compote de Coings, Sauce au Porto, which features pheasant from Windsor, filled with Artichokes, Quince Compote and Port Sauce.

Charles, Camilla and Ramaphosa

Charles, Camilla and President Ramaphosa. (Image: Getty)

The Queen Consort at this evening's state banquet

The Queen Consort at this evening’s state banquet. (Image: Getty)

Alongside this, attendees dined on Panaché de Carottes de Chantenay (a selection of assorted Chantenay carrots), Chou Frisé et Potiron Rôti (kale with roasted butternut squash) or Pommes de Terre Fondantes (braised fondant potatoes) for sides.

On offer for desserts were Parfait de Vanille et Pommes Caramélisées (iced vanilla parfait with caramelised apples) and Café et Petit Fours.

Included on the wine list was Taylor’s Vintage Port from 1983.

This evening's royal banquet

This evening’s royal banquet. (Image: PA)

This evening's royal banquet

This evening’s royal banquet. (Image: PA)

This evening's royal banquet

This evening’s royal banquet. (Image: PA)

This evening's royal banquet

This evening’s royal banquet. (Image: PA)

This evening's royal banquet

This evening’s royal banquet. (Image: PA)

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Royals dazzle at stunning Buckingham Palace state banquet for King Charles and President. (Image: Getty)

Reports suggest around 1,700 items of cutlery were required for the large-scale banquet.

Arrangements extended beyond the food to offer and also to the decorations on view.

The official Royal Family Twitter page earlier today revealed that “arrangements featuring British-grown seasonal flowers will adorn the Ballroom”.William and Kate on their way to the state banquet

William and Kate on their way to the state banquet. (Image: Getty)

The Princess of Wales at this evening's banquet

The Princess of Wales at this evening’s state banquet. (Image: Getty)

Ramaphosa

Charles, Camilla and President Ramaphosa. (Image: Getty)

Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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