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A royal affair! Here's a look at the invitation sent to Malta's Prime Minister for Queen Elizabeth’s wedding
Can you imagine attending the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip?

Emma Galea

In a series of documents shared by the National Archives of Malta, one can see the invitation of Malta’s Prime Minister, Paul Boffa, to the wedding of the then Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip.

The wedding took place on the 20th November, 1947 and Paul Boffa was invited to the royal breakfast that was held on the morning of the wedding at the spectacular Buckingham Palace.

At the breakfast, they served ‘Filet de Sole Mountbatten’, ‘Perdreau un Casserole’, ‘Haricots Verts’, ‘Pommes Noisette’, ‘Salade Royale’, ‘Bombe Glacee Princesse Elizabeth’ and ‘Friandises’ together with dessert and coffee.

Apart from the menu, the documents uploaded show the seating chart of where the Maltese Prime Minister was seated. He was sitting on the same table as Prince George of Denmark, the Count of Barcelona, Princess Rene de Bourbon Parme and the Dowage Duchess of Devonshire, alongside many others.

These records are being uploaded in the lead up to the open day the National Archives are holding in Rabat next Sunday, 26th November, 2023.

 

21st November 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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