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Charles and Camilla host first Buckingham Palace garden party since 2019

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the first Buckingham Palace garden party since 2019 on Wednesday. The annual event made a triumphant return after nearly three years of cancellations due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Her Majesty The Queen did not attend the garden party after it was announced recently she would not attend any garden parties this year due to ongoing mobility issues.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were joined on Wednesday by The Princess Royal as well as The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. More than 8000 guests were in attendance at the event.

In typical British fashion, the clouds opened and Royal Family members and guests alike had to take shelter under umbrellas. That didn’t deter Charles and Camilla from mingling with the guests, including representatives from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Macmillan Cancer Support.

England’s Chief Medical Officer, Sir Chris Whitty, and 11-year-old fundraiser, Captain Tobias, were also in attendance.

Further garden parties will be held at Buckingham Palace on the 18th and 25th May while a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will take place on 29th June.

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