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Who can be invited to a Royal Garden Party

Each year the Lord-Lieutenant is asked to nominate individuals who may wish to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. All persons nominated must be British citizens, resident in the United Kingdom and living within the Lieutenancy area of Buckinghamshire. Those nominated are to be drawn from as wide a range as possible, and must not have previously attended one of His Majesty's Garden Parties.

How to Apply

Please complete the Nomination Form (opens in a new window) stating why you feel the individual should be considered to attend a Royal Garden Party. It will be helpful if you can supply their correct and full postal address.

​The Lord-Lieutenant has a panel which will consider the request and, if they feel the nomination is suitable, will contact the nominee to complete the process.

Nominations are received all year round, but the closing date for nominations in each particular year is 31st October.


In Buckinghamshire the Lord-Lieutenant makes every effort to ensure that a wide cross section of the community is reflected in her garden party nominations. The selection process begins very early and is completed by the end of January each year. 

Please contact the Lieutenancy Office if you require a copy of the form in an alternative format.

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