The Garden Party

With the Wedding Season now in full swing I thought I would give you a little advice on Garden Parties. So if you have been lucky enough to have been invited to a Royal Garden Party this  summer here are a few tips regarding Dress Codes and etiquette for both men and women.


  1. If you have any questions regarding your invitation make sure you telephone the correct Royal Household, do not telephone Buckingham Palace! Make sure you prepare your queries in advance.
  2. Dress Codes are very important and must be adhered to.  Dress Codes will be stated on the invitation,  all according to which function you have been invited to.
  3. The most popular invitation sent is for the Royal Garden Party.  Dress Code for this function is as follows:

i) Ladies wear a day dress or suit.  Usually with a hat or fascinator

ii) Men wear morning dress (black or grey morning cost and grey striped trousers) or a lounge suit

iii) National dress and uniform are also often worn


And finally, remember Ladies never call the Queen’s household to ask what the Queen will be wearing at your invited function.  I know you wouldn’t want to clash with the same colour or style         but they just would never tell you.