WATCH: Queen Elizabeth bonds with grandson Prince Harry at garden party

2019-05-30 12:33
 

Cape Town – Queen Elizabeth hosted a garden party alongside her grandson Prince Harry on Wednesday.

The royal pair dressed to the nines while hosting guest, who were invited to be celebrated for their good work in their respective communities.

Sharing photos of the day's event, Sussex Royal shared a caption, describing why the queen continues to host garden parties and thank all 8 000 guests in attendance.

"Amongst the 8 000 people attending today were Members of the Armed Services, Ambassadors as well as those who have made a positive impact through the arts, charity work and volunteering…

"Thank you to volunteers, staff and all of those who dedicate their time and energy to working towards the collective good. We appreciate all that you do."

Other family members in attendance included Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

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Today The Duke of Sussex attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace alongside Her Majesty The Queen and other Members of The Royal Family. The Queen hosts Garden Parties as a means of recognizing guests for the good work they are doing in their communities, a tradition steeped in history and dating back to the 1860s during Queen Victoria’s reign. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended their first official Garden Party as a couple last May at Buckingham Palace just days after their wedding, in celebration of The Prince of Wales’ charity work, patronages and military affiliations. Today, The Duke of Sussex met with several guests including those that he and The Duchess extended a personal invitation to based on their extensive work in the community. His Royal Highness met with a representative of @africanparksnetwork (of which he is President), a mental health consultant for @weareinvictusgames and countless others who are leading by example with high impact cause driven work. The Duke also greeted several representatives of The Duchess’ patronages on her behalf, as she is on maternity leave and was unable to attend. These include members from @themayhew @thenationaltheatre and @smartworkscharity as well as The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Amongst the 8,000 people attending today were Members of the Armed Services, Ambassadors as well as those who have made a positive impact through the arts, charity work and volunteering. Thank you to volunteers, staff and all of those who dedicate their time and energy to working towards the collective good. We appreciate all that you do ??

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Shortly before attending the garden party, the queen and Prince Harry met with the 2019 Cricket World Cup team captains at Buckingham Palace.

"The tournament will feature the world’s top ten teams, nine of whom are from the Commonwealth. The participating nations include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies," said the caption alongside a gallery of images of the special meeting.

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