Soooo I entered the ballot for an invitation to one of The Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace this year and last week I received an email to tell me my application was successful!
Rock. On. I couldn’t believe my luck. I’m attending the Royal Garden Party on May 19th, and I’m already having mild anxiety over what exactly I’m going to wear!
The invitation is accompanied with a long list of instructions from what one is required to wear and what one will be expecting to eat, right down to exactly what time we’ll be sipping our tea before the Queen shows up to par-tay.
I’m eyeing up some dresses and shoes on ASOS whilst they’re still in the sale, because lets face it, I own trainers and ankle boots, neither of which will make it past security! Then there’s the hat requirement. Eurrgh! I just can’t imagine myself in a hat. Cap? Yes. Wide brimmed winter hat? Yes. Fancy colourful Camilla Parker Bowles number? NOOO! So shopping for that will be interesting, and I’ll try and keep it low key and find a fascinator. Then again, when have I ever been one to choose ‘low key’ as an option, so watch this space, as I may ending up with the biggest, widest, fanciest hat ever to be seen!
My last dilemma. Will there be gluten free options? How do I contact Elizabeth to ask such a question? I might be snacking on cucumber minus the bread, and jam minus the scones.
So much to consider before May 19th! Have you been to a Royal Garden Party? If so, what did you wear?!
•royal wave xx