Royal garden parties

Feedback from guests who have attended Royal Garden Parties

15 May 2018: Royal Garden Party,
The first of this year's Royal Garden Parties was held on Tuesday 15th May. Among the invited guests from Bedfordshire were Azra Jan with her from One Stop Advice Centre, Luton with her father and Mrs Hardeep Barhey with her husband. Both were absolutely thrilled to be nominated by the Lord-Lieutenant to attend the Royal Garden Party and had a thoroughly enjoyable day with their guests.
View the photographs taken by Bedfordshire guests

Bev Chidley"I would like to thank you very much for nominating me for afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace. It was an honour to be recognised through Girl Guiding for all the hard work and commitment I have put in over the last 30 years. I have run a Brownie unit in Dunstable now for 30 years, been District Commissioner twice and I am at present Division Commissioner for Dunstable. My other roles have been residential advisor and I am mentoring new people on a regular basis. I thought I would attach some photographs of my day at the Palace which I thoroughly enjoyed."
Bev Chidley


24 May 2016 - Royal Garden Party

“what a wonderful day – even the weather couldn’t spoil it – great British pomp and ceremony – a day to remember”
Jacqui Sage-Passant



"My wife and I had a wonderful day at the Royal Garden Party this year. It was my birthday on the same day as the garden party, which made it even more special to me to see the Queen and the members of the Royal family in person. Once again, thanks for choosing me for this honour."
Ramnik Gohil

"I was honoured to attend the Royal Garden Party this year. It was an amazing experience, I met one of the princesses and most important of all, enjoyed the tea, cakes and atmosphere! Would definitely love to attend again!"
Sabath Shazia

"We had the most amazing and memorable day and were very lucky with the weather. It was very special and we will have long lasting memories."
Nigel and Sue Anstead

"The eclectic mix of guests, food and the gardens were wonderful. It was a lovely afternoon which we will remember for many years. It was wonderful to be able to have the opportunity to attend and we do appreciate it."
Anne Tredget

"We very much enjoyed our day at the Royal Garden Party and considered it a privilege and honour to have been nominated.
We were fortunate in having a fine sunny afternoon which particularly enhanced the delightful gardens and the magnificent dress of all those attending.
The tea and food was politely served and catered for personal preferences where possible. We particularly enjoyed the music of the military bands during the afternoon."
Colin and Hazel Scott

"It was an awesome experience, out of this world and a life time opportunity with special memories of the day embedded in our hearts forever. My 90 year old mother was so excited she shed tears!"
Maria Lovell

"My wife and I had a really lovely afternoon! The food was excellent and it was a real treat to look round the gardens, which I had passed from the outside many times. We did get quite close to the Queen when she made her return back to the Palace and got a lovely smile from her! The whole afternoon was an occasion we will never forget, for which we express many thanks."
Malcolm and Linda Green