Royal garden party 2019: Guests don their best dresses

Regal in rose! Smiling Queen is picture perfect in pink as she’s joined by Prince Harry to host a Buckingham Palace garden party

  • The Queen looked stylish in a sartorially apt coordinated pink ensemble as she welcomed guests today 
  • Joined by Harry who welcomed captains of the Wold Cup cricket teams at the Queen’s royal garden party
  • Harry, 34, welcomed Archie with wife Meghan, 37, on May 6, who is seventh in line to the throne
  • Well-heeled guests braved the rain today to attend the much anticipated event held at Buckingham Palace
  • This is the Queen’s third royal garden party of the season, with two more planned, and 30,000 attendees

The Queen was seen welcoming glamorous guests and members of the Cricket World Cup teams to her annual royal garden party at Buckingham Palace today. 

The royal, 93, looked stylish in sartorially apt ensemble – a coordinated pink coat and hat with flower embellishment, reflecting the theme of the much anticipated soiree.

Ever the expert dresser, the Queen completed her flawless ensemble with an elegant string of pearls, an impressive diamond brooch and white gloves. 

Coordinating her umbrella with the outfit and toting her favourite black Launer bag, the Queen was seen greeting guests, flanked by Harry. 

Harry, 34, who welcomed baby Archie with wife Meghan, 37, at the beginning of the month, took a break from parenting duties to join his grandmother in greeting guests at the event. 

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The Queen was seen welcoming glamorous guests and members of the Cricket World Cup teams to her annual royal garden party at Buckingham Palace today, dressed in a sartorially in sync ensemble

The Queen, 93, looked stylish in an ensemble appropriate to the floral theme- a coordinated pink coat and hat with flower embellishment, even matching her umbrella to the outfit

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry were seen greeting guests during the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Dressed in a smart black suit and crisp white shirt the Duke of Sussex looked dapper as he shook hands with England cricket captain Eoin Morgan, Australia captain Aaron Finch, Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza and India captain Virat Kohli. 

The captains of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup were seen meeting for a photograph in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace in London, ahead of the competition’s Opening Party on the Mall. 

Well-heeled guests were seen donning their best glad rags as they braved the rain to join the queue for the third royal garden party of the season.

The annual Buckingham Palace garden parties, started in the 1860s by Queen Victoria, are a way of recognising and rewarding public service and see people from all walks of life enjoy high tea on the lawn to the sounds of a military band. 

The captains of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup were seen meeting for a photograph in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace in London, ahead of the competition’s Opening Party on the Mall. Back row from left, Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed, South Africa’s Francois du Plessis, Bangladesh’s Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Afghanistan’s Gulbadin Naib. Front row from left, West Indies’ Jason Holder, Australia’s Aaron Finch, England’s Eoin Morgan and India’s Virat Kohli.


Upbeat! The Queen beamed as she greeted guests outside, left, before going inside to meet the  England cricket captain Eoin Morgan (centre), Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza (left) and India captain Virat Kohli (right)

Prince Harry was seen meeting members of the English, Bangladeshi and Indian cricket teams as he attended the Queen’s annual royal garden party at Buckingham Palace today


Ever the expert dresser, the Queen completed her flawless ensemble with an elegant string of pearls, an impressive diamond brooch and white gloves, left, before going inside to greet the cricket team

The Duke of Sussex meets Bangladesh cricket captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza (second left), England captain Eoin Morgan (centre) and India captain Virat Kohli (right)

Every year, the Queen invites 30,000 people to attend the parties and last year 8,000 guests attended the first soiree of the season, held at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. 

The garden party is the third one this summer, with two more scheduled for June and July, one of which will be held at Holyrood Palace. 

For the occasion men are asked to wear morning dress or lounge suits while women are invited to wear a ‘day dress, usually with hats or fascinators’. 

Queen Elizabeth II meets guests during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London

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    The Duke of Sussex meets Australia cricket captain Aaron Finch (centre), Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib (left) and Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza (right)

    Well-heeled guests were seen donning their best glad rags as they braved the rain to join the queue for the Queen’s annual royal garden party – the third of this season.

    The garden parties serve are an important way for the royals to speak to a broad range of people from all walks of life, all of whom have made a positive impact in their community. 

    At each Garden Party, around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed.

    The garden party tradition was started in the 1860s by Queen Victoria, who used to call them ‘breakfasts’. 

    Queen Elizabeth II meets West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder (right), South Africa cricket captain Francois du Plessis (left) and Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne (centre)

    Queen Elizabeth II meets England cricket captain Eoin Morgan (second right), Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib (left), Australia captain Aaron Finch (second left), Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza (third left) and India captain Virat Kohli (right)

    Beefeaters stand guard as Queen Elizabeth II (L) greets guests during the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry make their way down the steps to greet guests during the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

    Harry, 34, who welcomed baby Archie with wife Meghan, 37, at the beginning of the month, all pictured, took a break from parenting duties to attend his grandmother’s annual festivity

    Every year, the Queen invites 30,000 people to attend the parties and last year 8,000 guests attended the first soiree of the season, held at Buckingham Palace earlier this month

    uests gather on the lawn during the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

     

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