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The Queen to miss Buckingham Palace garden parties in Platinum Jubilee year

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The Queen won’t attend the traditional Buckingham Palace garden parties to be held in Platinum Jubilee year.

The dates of the parties have been revealed but it’s also been confirmed that other members of the Royal Family will represent The Queen at the celebrations.

Thousands will be welcomed to the Palace for the parties. They take place on May 11th, May 18th and May 25th 2022. There will also be a garden party at Holyroodhouse on June 29th 2022.

Details of who will be attending the parties will be announced shortly.

The Queen has also given permission for a garden party to be held for the Not Forgotten Association, as is traditional. It will be held on May 12th 2022 and hosted by the Princess Royal who is patron of the Association which supports serving and former service personnel who have been wounded or who are unwell. Over 2,000 people will attend this garden party.

This is the first time in three years that garden parties will be held at Buckingham Palace. The last such celebrations took place in 2019 but they were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic.

The garden parties come just weeks before the Platinum Jubilee weekend of celebrations.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.