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The Queen, along with members of The Royal Family, hosts the first Garden Party of 2017

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A number of Royal Family members were in also attendance at the first of four garden parties held by Her Majesty this year.


Queen Elizabeth, alongside The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace – accompanied by other members of The Royal Family and attended by than 8,000 guests.
Guests were invited in recognition for the work they have done in their communities and whilst a band played a selection of music. Members of The Royal Family also met guests attending the Party – which is one of four The Queen will host this year.

The Queen, along with members of The Royal Family, has attended the first Garden Party at Buckingham Palace this year.

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Several other members of The Royal Family including The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, Princess Beatrice of York and The Prince and Princess Michael of Kent also attended.

A fourth Garden Party is held at Holyroodhouse in July.

Garden Parties have hosted at Buckingham Palace since the 1860s as a way to recognize and reward public service

Military bands play a selection of music throughout the afternoon, including The National Anthem at the start and end of the party.

Around 20,000 slices of cake, 20,000 sandwiches and over 27,000 cups of tea are typically served at a Garden Party.

Here are the pics from the Royal Party (Please note there are multiple images. To view all images, click on the next page number located below the comment section)

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of The Royal Family, is hosting a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

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