Plates exactly 18 centimeters apart, SIX glasses each and a pillow in front of Charles' back: Trump & # 39; s state banquet secrets are revealed after months of planning and a personal inspection by the queen
- Donald Trump's state banquet will take place in Buckingham Palace on Monday
- About 170 guests will be seated at a U-shaped table in the ballroom with six glasses each
- The Queen and Donald Trump will each give a speech and toast each other
- The staff spends days at the table with precious candelabra and folded napkins
The staff will spend the next three days laying the table in front of Monday's state bank – if napkins are folded like Dutch hats, six glasses are displayed per guest and a special cushion is placed on the Prince of Wales chair.
Donald Trump's state banquet lasted six months and on Monday evening 170 guests will be seated in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace.
The dress code is tiara's and white tie, or national dress, and guests, invited because of their ties with the US, will eat invaluable dinner sets.
Their plates are placed exactly 18 centimeters apart – precisely measured by staff – and glasses and chairs will all be at the same distance from the table edge.
Donald Trump's state banquet lasted six months and on Monday evening 170 guests will be seated in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace. Shown during a visit to Windsor Castle in July 2018
Each guest has six glasses – for water, a champagne toast, red and white wine, dessert wine and port.
The queen always inspects the horseshoe-shaped table in the afternoon before each state banquet, makes his way through the room and checks the preparations with the Master of the household, Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt.
There will be 19 stations around the table, each staffed by four staff members – a page, footman, under butler and a wine butler.
And staff will use a traffic light system and detailed diagrams to seamlessly meet the right dietary requirements.
The Prince of Wales gets a bowl of olive oil instead of a butter stain and a pillow to help his back pain.
Despite the palace cellar with 25,000 bottles of wine, the government pays for the alcohol that is served during the banquet.
The dress code is tiaras and white tie and the guests, invited because of their ties with the US, will eat from priceless dinner sets. Pictured, Donald Trump with the Japanese Emperor Naruhito during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday, May 27
Speeches begin at 8 p.m. when the Queen and Mr. Trump both give a speech and present a toast to each other, followed by playing folk songs.
And the end of the banquet is signaled by 12 pipers working through the room – a tradition started by Queen Victoria.
Donald Trump and Melania will then drink coffee with the queen.
The Queen and former US President Barack Obama during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on 24 May 2011. Despite the cellar in the palace with 25,000 bottles of wine, the government pays for the alcohol that is served during the banquet.
Members of the royal family wear sashes and badges known as commands when given to them as recognition of royal service.
Shortly before the banquet starts, members of the royal family will be set up, usually in the White Drawing Room, to be personally introduced to Mr. Trump and First Lady Melania.
In the music room, the queen and the American couple are formally introduced to and given a hand to each guest while filing the ballroom.
The monarch sits next to Mr. Trump at the top of the huge U-shaped table, along with Mrs. Trump, Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Depicted, former President of the United States, Gerald Ford and the Queen dance during a state dinner in 1976 in Washington
The queen and the president will then enter the room side by side.
The monarch sits next to Mr. Trump at the top of the huge U-shaped table, along with Mrs. Trump, Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Other royals are scattered around the table among the prominent guests.
The queen, now 93, is said to be a quick eater, and the banquets are not a persistent affair.
A string orchestra usually provides the musical backdrop.
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