The President led the 170 guests who were treated to a lavish feast of halibut, lamb and strawberry sable amidst the splendour of the Buckingham Palace ballroom.
The opulent room, the largest of the palace State Rooms, was completed in 1855 during the reign of Queen Victoria and is now used for official events, including investitures and State Banquets.
While guests including Melania, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump were no doubt struck by the scale and opulence of the setting, they might not have realised they were also surrounded by countless treasures from the Royal Collection.
1. Six large crystal chandeliers
2. 18th century woven and silk wool Gobelins tapestry
3. Silver gilt sideboard dish circa. 1813
4. Standing candelabra made for Queen Victoria
5. Queen’s Yeoman of the Guard
6. Gilt wood wall lights from 1908
7. Statues symbolising History and Fame
8. Gold-embroidered velvet throne canopy, 1908
9. Two thrones made for the coronation ceremony of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, 1902
10. Silver-gilt candelabra, many from George IV’s reign
11. Pair of mounted jardinières, acquired in 1847