This photo shows Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (left) and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at the Sovereigns’ Lunch held at Windsor Castle yesterday to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Dozens of royals from around the world attended the event, including two controversial guests: the king of Bahrain and the king of Swaziland.
In one of the most talked-about royal news stories of the week, Queen Sofia of Spain did not attend the Sovereigns’ Lunch due to the Spanish government’s objection to a planned visit by British royals to Gibraltar next month.
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