We haven't had a history post in quite some time but we discovered some unposted photos in our archives. These are from the 2011 State Visit of Princess Xenia of Wallachia to the then recently reestablished Kingdom of Normandia and to the Principality of Swann. State visits take place when one nation wants to show friendship to another on an official level and they often include new political agreements being tabled or officiated. When Normandia restored its monarchy, the ancient Grand Principality of Wallachia were the first to show their acceptance and friendship toward the "new" Kingdom. Princess Xenia visited Queen Gloria and was treated to a State Banquet in honour of the political alliance. The Princess then moved on to the neighbouring Principality of Swann which is ruled by her cousin the Duke of Swann to cement old alliances and friendship. Here follows the photos from these two historic occasions.
The banqueting table was set with historic gold and silver from the Isrik vaults.
From left - the Baron Bagrazia, the Princess of Wallachia, Queen Gloria and her then fiance, the Count Szanguscko.
We hope that this belated post comes to fill the glamour gap at this late stage in the year when busy schedules keep us from posting more often. We also look forward with great anticipation to the Christmas season of balls and New Year's sparkle.