The Queen attends a 'Celebrating Shakespeare' event

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The Queen attended a 'Celebration of Shakespeare’ event, meeting fans of the playwright’s work, including stars of stage and screen, authors, directors, and representatives of the National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Gyles Brandreth speak to Queen Camilla as whilst posing for a photo with Floella Benjamin, Twiggy Lawson, Harriet Walter, Maureen Lipman (left to right front row) Virginia McKenna, Sian Phillips, Vanessa Redgrave, Penelope Keith and Patricia Routledge at a Celebration of Shakespeare event at Grosvenor House, central London, marking 400 years since the first…

Wednesday 14th February

Queen Camilla listens to a speech by host Gyles Brandreth at a Celebration of Shakespeare event at Grosvenor House, central London, marking 400 years since the first Shakespeare folio

This evening, Her Majesty was greeted by host Gyles Brandreth and introduced to guests to celebrate the legacy of William Shakespeare. 

The Queen with Dames

The Queen met guests, including Dame Eileen Atkins, Baroness Floella Benjamin, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Penelope Keith, Dame Twiggy Lawson, Dame Joanna Lumley, and Dame Virginia McKenna.

Queen Camilla meets (front row third left) with Dames (left to right back row) Joanna Lumley, Floella Benjamin, Twiggy Lawson, Harriet Walter, Penelope Wilton, Maureen Lipman (left to right front row) Virginia McKenna, Sian Phillips, Vanessa Redgrave,…

During the reception, Her Majesty met actors, authors, directors, and representatives of the National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Queen Camilla meets (left to right) Alex Jennings, Freddie Fox, Jeremy Irons, Brian Cox, Tom Courtenay, Peter Egan, Robert Lindsay, Martin Jarvis, Simon Russell Beale, Robert Powell and Samuel West at a Celebration of Shakespeare event at Grosvenor House, central London, marking 400 years since the first Shakespeare folio.

The event concluded with performances by Gary Oldman, Robert Lindsay, and Dame Judi Dench.

The King and Queen with the Folio

The King and Queen have hosted a reception to celebrate the contribution of William Shakespeare to the life and culture of the UK in the year marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio: https://www.royal.uk/news-and-activity/2023-07-19/celebrating-shakespeare-with-the-rsc

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