In Pictures: Commonwealth leaders gather for state dinner

The Queen hosted a state dinner for the leaders and foreign ministers of 53 Commonwealth nations.

They gathered at Buckingham Palace, along with other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, and his sons William and Harry, and Prince Andrew, and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.

The event was held in the Picture Gallery at the palace after the guests had gathered in the Blue Drawing Room.

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Prince Harry and Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau (Toby Melville/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern takes a drink as she delivers a speech at the dinner (Toby Melville/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and his wife Kobita Ramdanee (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Prime Minister Theresa May (Jack Taylor/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Justin Trudeau (left) shares a joke with Princess Beatrice and her father Prince Andrew (Matt Dunham/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Mozambique's president Filipe Nyusi and his wife Isaura (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
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The Queen joins her guests during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Toby Melville/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
The Gambia's president Adama Barrow (left) arrives (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
The Queen greets Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand (Victoria Jones/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
The Queen greets Malcolm Turnbull, prime minister of Australia, and his wife Lucy Turnbull (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Prince of Wales talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in the Blue Drawing Room (Matt Dunham/PA)
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
The Duke of Cambridge chats with guests in the Blue Drawing Room (Matt Dunham/PA)
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