Last week I sent in an application to attend one of the two garden parties that will be held by the Queen this year at Buckingham Palace. I’ve been accepted!! It will be taking place on 22 May. I receive my tickets 6 weeks before the date and that is when I will get security and further guidance about the event. So far the only guidance I have is:
Ladies: Day dress with hat or substantial fascinator. Trouser suits are permitted providing they are of matching material and colour. Gloves are optional.
Gentlemen: Morning dress or lounge suit (i.e. business suit).
So that’s the good news. Bad news, no cameras allowed. Now the next important thing to consider, hat or substantial fascinator?