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Here's What Happens When the Queen Throws a Giant Banquet

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Here's What Happens When the Queen Throws a Giant Banquet

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As Britain emerged victorious from the Falklands War, it turned its attention to repairing relations with one of its most important allies: the U.S. Nothing short of a 160-person banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth herself would do.

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In the early 1970s, all was well in Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II had balanced the demands of her extraordinary job and family, and capped the year with a lavish 25th wedding anniversary celebration. But over the next 20 years, bitter divisions and domestic disasters would rock the Royal Family, resulting in four doomed marriages and their 1,000-year-old home engulfed in flames. Witness the time when Windsor became home to one of the unhappiest families in Britain, as their secrets spilled out from behind the castle walls.

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