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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world


Lacquer plate and stand circa 2009

RCIN 99541

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The vibrant design of this plate symbolises the variety and splendour of Mexico's wildlife, which is among the most diverse in the world.  The country harbours a significant proportion of all the known species on earth, and is recognised by Conservation International as one of 17 ‘megadiverse’ countries.

The plate was given to The Queen by the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, during his State Visit to the United Kingdom in March 2009.