Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 28 June 2024

Inside Buckingham Palace state banquet: Whilst thousands live in poverty in the UK

The Royal Family has shared a behind-the-scenes clip of staff setting up tonight’s lavish state banquet for the Emperor and Empress of Japan at Buckingham Palace.

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, who arrived in the UK on Saturday, will enjoy dinner with King Charles and Queen Camilla in Buckingham Palace’s Ballroom this evening.

Since 1914, these special events have traditionally been held in this particular room, which is the largest of the State Rooms.

The Palace’s official X (formerly Twitter) account shared a video of staff preparing for the state banquet, showing them setting gold cutlery and preparing elegant place settings.

Employees dressed in vibrant red uniforms were filmed putting on their white gloves before plating canapés on silver platters.

These included chunky cuts of salmon dressed with various green vegetables and miniature strawberry and cream tartlets.

Staff at the Palace also loaded golden plates with luxurious chocolates truffles and fruit jellies, for guests to nibble on.

The Royal Chef is responsible for planning the menu for a State Banquet, which traditionally consists of four courses.

There are two savoury courses, followed by pudding and dessert, which is usually fruit-based.

The Clerk of the Royal Cellars and the Yeoman of the Royal Cellars, in conjunction with the Head of Government Hospitality, then choose the wine once the final menu has been approved.

Last year, the King started putting his own stamp on the royal tableware used for state banquets.

Charles’s CIIIR cypher has been added to the small white China plates that guests will first see upon sitting down at their allocated space on the grand table.

Every time there is a State Banquet, the Monarch will likely use the Grand Service, a dining set made from silver coated in a thin layer of gold.

George IV first purchased the set in the early 1800s for £60,000 and used it at a banquet in 1811.

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