Who gets invited to Royal garden parties?

If you feel that someone in Somerset has made a major contribution to life in the community, or has provided exceptional service in any other way, you could recommend that they are invited to this special event. 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. To nominate someone for a garden party invitation, please contact the Lord-Lieutenant’s Office.

It is not possible to acquire invitations to The Queen’s Garden Parties through direct application to Buckingham Palace.

Tea and other refreshments are served (at a typical garden party, around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed) from a 408-feet long buffet.

You can find more information on Royal Garden Parties on the relevant page of the Royal Website here.