Opulent rooms where guests will toast royal couple

Tuesday March 29, 2011

Countless heads of state have dined here since the 1820s. The walls are decorated with red silk damask and hung with the portraits of monarchs throughout history.

This is Buckingham Palace's exquisite State Dining Room – just one of the 19 rooms which will be opened especially for the guests at Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 wedding reception.

With just one month to go until the big day, palace officials have released these pictures of the venue.

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Photo: © PA

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