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The State Banquet and Grand Service

For a State Banquet the table is set using items from the Grand Service as well as other items of precious silver, silver-gilt and gold vessels.

The Grand Service was originally made for George IV, when Prince of Wales and was first used at a banquet in 1811. During his reign, George IV added to the service and by his death it included more than 4,000 pieces.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.