Every summer The Queen hosts three garden parties at Buckingham Palace. Approximately 8,000 guests attend each one.
Lord-Lieutenants, together with government departments, the Civil Service, Armed Services, charities and societies, are invited to make nominations thereby achieving a representative cross-section of the community. Those invited are generally people who have served their communities or contributed a great deal to various organisations or to society.
It is not possible to acquire invitations to The Queen’s Garden Parties through direct application to Buckingham Palace.
For more information please visit the Royal Garden Parties page on the Royal website.