A party fit for The Queen
Every year, 30,000 people are granted the honour of joining The Queen at a Royal Garden Party.
Taking place three times a year at Buckingham Palace and once at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the events welcome deserving people from all walks of life to enjoy the hospitality of the Royal Family.
With music playing as tea and refreshments are served, guests are invited to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Palace. The arrival of The Queen and other members of the Royal Household is signalled at 4pm as The National Anthem is played by a military band.
Originally started by Queen Victoria in the 1860s, Royal Garden Parties have moved from the presentation of debutantes to a celebration of public service.