The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at a garden party
The Queen hosts a number of garden parties each year, where approximately 8,000 guests from a range of backgrounds attend each event.
Each year the Lord-Lieutenant is invited by The Lord Chamberlain’s Office to make a small number of recommendations of people to attend the garden parties. The guests are usually chosen because they have made a outstanding contribution to their organisation or within their community.
Invitations to garden parties are sent out by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office on behalf of The Queen. All the arrangements are planned by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.
More information about what happens at a garden party, who attends and what to wear is available on the royal website.