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.

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