|During the 50 years of her reign, The Queen has travelled further than any monarch in history, circling the globe several times. Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty has made 76 State Visits abroad and 149 visits to Commonwealth countries. During the same period she has received 75 foreign Heads of State on visits to this country. To mark the important principle of friendship that underlies such occasions, an exchange of gifts is always made. At the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace over 200 State gifts have been brought together for this special exhibition in the Ball Supper Room, open in its entirety for the first time.
In addition to gifts from Heads of State, the exhibition at Buckingham Palace includes many presents from individuals and organisations encountered by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh during the course of their travels overseas. Among these are two drawings by Salvador Dali, given to The Duke of Edinburgh by the artist himself in 1972.
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