Today is going to be a feast for the eyes and very little writing as a spectacular event took place this week. Remember that the photos are high resolution and need to be clicked on for full appreciation.
Apart from the Heads of the Royal Houses meeting the most prestigious event thus far for 2012 was the 15th Anniversary Banquet held in Swann. The whole country was buzzing with celebration for the 2day long festivities which began on Monday. It all culminated on Tuesday evening at the Royal Palace in the capital of Swann where Royal representatives from all over Europa converged for the party. Dukes Court Palace saw preparations that took months come to their glorious climax with the fireworks display which lasted 20 minutes. The Duke of Swann, a very frugal monarch, obviously wanted to enjoy the rare opportunity and for once didn’t spare any expense to give his people and the Royal visitors a time to remember. Long Live the Duke of Swann!
General public arriving for the celebrations arranged for them in the square in front of Duke's Court Palace on Tuesday.
Royal Arrivals at the Banquet
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Ruskiana
The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Hanoveria are greeted by Princess Marie-Elizabeth of Swann.
From left to right, Princess Kirsten Yuossopoff, the Countess von Bismarck, the Princess of Wallachia and the Queen of Hispania welcomed by Princess Marie-Elizabeth.
Queen Gloria of Normandia arrived wearing a brand new aquamarine bandeau tiara.
The Imperial Family, from left, Empress Crystobel, the Crown Prince Imperial and his wife.
The assembly of guests at the banquet also included Princess Marie-Antoinette D'Pont du Lac, Count Szanguscko, the Hereditary Duke of Swann and the Duchess of Lancaster.
The host, celebrating his 15 years on the throne, HRH the Prince Daniel, 3rd Duke of Swann.