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Kate Middleton attends State Banquet in Alexander McQueen gown

Kate Middleton attends State Banquet in Alexander McQueen gown

Her speech no doubt sent ripples of pride through the ranks of senior members of the royal family, who are accomplished public speakers and are said to have counselled the new Duchess ahead of her visit. FYI, the event was hosted by the Queen in honour of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they marked their first state visit to the United Kingdom. She obviously isn't the queen by birth, and Prince William will be taking most of the responsibility as the king, but the Duchess of Cambridge's role in the royal family is certainly going to change drastically once this happens. She was recently gifted this on her eighth wedding anniversary by Queen Elizabeth for "services to the sovereign".

Kate Middleton has made an appearance at this year's Beating Retreat, an annual concert held by the Household Division, the seven British army regiments serving the queen. It was also a favourite of the late Princess Diana.

On Thursday evening, the Duchess of Cambridge looked sensational as she attended Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade in London.

Trump's children Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Tiffany Trump also graced the event. The gems are extremely rare, and were banned in the USA starting in the early aughts as part of President George W. Bush's continued sanctions on Myanmar for its military regime.

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The third programme in the ITV Choice Royal Season for 2019 is Harry And Meghan: The First Tour, which broadcasts on Wednesday, June 5 at 8pm on the channel.

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in London, England, on Thursday, stepping out in a attractive coat that we'd love to get our hands on and rock ASAP. Later, the President and First Lady joined Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall for tea at their nearby residence, Clarence House.

To mark the arrival of the Americans, Queen Elizabeth is also hosting a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.