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Royal Garden Parties 2022

Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Royal Garden Parties 2022

Every year, 30,000 people are granted the honour of joining The Queen and members of the Royal Family 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.

Guests are chosen to attend by a number of organisations, including Lord-Lieutenants, the Armed Forces, the Civil Service, Diplomatic Corps, societies and charities.

As an ambassador for good in the community, it is the deep and joyful privilege of the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire to extend invitations to members of the public who have shown exceptional commitment.

It is the ardent goal of the Shropshire Lieutenancy to reach and reward members of the public who have shown a selfless commitment to improve their community. As always, recognition is vital to recognise and inspire these unsung heroes.

Invitations to a Royal Garden Party enable guests to bring one other person with them, such as their partner, parent, or child over the age of 18.

Expected dress at a Royal Garden Party would be a morning suit or lounge suit for men, and day dress for women – often including fascinators or hats.

To nominate someone for a Royal Garden Party invitation please contact the Lord-Lieutenancy of Shropshire.


Guests from Shropshire 2022


Royal Garden Party 2022
Nesta Hill, Garden Party guest and BEM recipient for services to Norbury, Bishops Castle
Royal Garden Party 2022
The Howard Family who were Shropshire guests, thanking them for services to the Pony Club
Royal Garden Party 2022
Scott Gerrard and his wife Jules who were Garden Party guests - a thank you for time given as Chairman of the Governors at Long Mountain Primary School
Royal Garden Party 2022
Ann and Peter Malpass
Royal Garden Party 2022
David & Hilary Kilby - David is secretary to Shropshire Playing Field Assoc.
Royal Garden Party 2022
Phil Cowell and Ruth Weeks