Deeply saddened Queen Elizabeth cancels all garden parties for 2021. No spring meetings for Kate Middleton and the Royal Family
Kate Middleton charms in pink at the Garden Party. Without Meghan Markle
Queen Elizabeth has canceled all garden parties planned in London and Edinburgh for 2021. Buckingham Palace announced this with an official note. So, no chance to see Kate Middleton show off one of her flawless looks with or without a hat. The last one in which he took part dates back to 2019 and then Meghan Markle deserted the event.
As for 2020, this year too Her Majesty was forced to cancel the spring appointments, among the most prestigious of the Court. The decision was made after royal officials ran into difficulties planning events due to new anti-Covid rules and the need for new lockdowns.
Garden parties are the occasion in which the Queen thanks those who have distinguished themselves in supporting charities and local communities. During these events Elisabetta usually invites about 30 thousand guests to spend an afternoon outdoors in the garden of Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. About 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are served. Normally, there are 4 parties a year during which there are also members of the diplomatic corps and the armed forces.
It is evident that such manifestations cannot guarantee anti-contagion security. On the other hand, due to the very nature of the appointment, it is impossible to reduce the number of participants. Therefore, also this year the Sovereign, Kate Middleton, William, Carlo and Camilla and the other members of the Royal Family will have to renounce the spring meetings.
As Court correspondent Richard Palmer reports to the Daily Express in the aftermath of the announcement of the new restrictive measures in Britain: “It was difficult to schedule them with deadlines fast approaching. The organizers have been informed ”.
The expert in real matters, Richard Fitzwilliams, underlined to the Express, commenting on the news on Twitter, how the Queen is deeply saddened to lose the precious meetings that allow her to thank the subjects who have helped the community.
The agenda of the Royal Family has undergone many changes in recent months and several changes are also planned for 2021. There are even those among the subjects who raise concerns about the possibility of public celebrations for the 95th anniversary of Her Majesty. While William and Kate are increasingly at the forefront of supporting the Monarchy. Although the Duchess of Cambridge will have to, like other members of the Royal Family, forgo many glamorous Crown events, first of all at garden parties.