Pack your fine china: Prince Harry is set to host his first garden party at Buckingham Palace
Sorry, invite only.
Fresh from his recent charity work at the Audi Polo Challenge, Prince Harry is out and about again, doing more good.
The Prince will be hosting his first garden party at Buckingham Palace for the charity Not Forgotten Association [NFA], an organisation that is close to his heart. The NFA has an annual event at the Palace for the ex-servicemen and women it supports, and this year it’s Prince Harry’s turn to host the fancy affair.
The event – on Tuesday, May 30 – will see guests, including 2300 veterans, enjoy afternoon tea in the Palace gardens.
Charity work is something Harry’s very passionate about – following in his mother Diana’s philanthropic footsteps. The Prince served for 10 years in the armed forces, including two tours of Afghanistan, so this garden party will be his way of supporting other returning servicemen and women.
“Returning to the UK after my first deployment to Afghanistan I knew I had a responsibility to help all veterans to lead healthy and dignified lives after service,” the Prince has said.
Prince Harry is also credited with starting the Invictus Games, and is patron of the event which encourages returned soldiers to compete in Olympic-style events.
Over the weekend, Prince Harry was joined by Prince William to support their charities by playing in the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park Polo Club in Ascot, England.
Kensington Palace confirmed their attendance, Tweeting:
“Prince Harry is today taking part in the #AudiPoloChallenge, playing in support of his charities @Sentebale and @WellChild.”
Although Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle cheered him on at the Polo, it’s unlikely she’ll be in attendance at the garden party.
Following the announcement of Prince Philip’s retirement form public duties, it’s expected Prince Harry and Prince William will be upping their involvement in events, so keep an eye out for the royals at your next garden party – should you be in those sorts of circles.
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