On Monday, June 3, Queen Elizabeth hosted the state banquet in Buckingham Palace in honor of her guests Donald and Melania Trump visiting the United Kingdom. It was a lavish affair that hosted more than 150 guests, who all gathered in one grand ballroom.
The white-tie event requires all attendees to dress up in their latest and greatest getups. Kate Middleton, who wore a white Alexander McQueen gown, paid homage to the late Princess Diana by wearing the Lover’s Knot tiara. FLOTUS, on the other hand, wore a white Dior Haute Couture gown with bright, white gloves for the special occasion.
But it's not all about the extra luxe looks—this event requires meticulous attention. From the table's pristine setting to the room's flawless lighting, the staff worked right up until the commencement of the state banquet to perfect every single details.
Below, we highlight some ~insider information~ on how staff prepped for the royal engagement, which took a total of four days to complete.