Postcard From London

Summer in London is all about Wimbledon and Pimms and illegal Hyde Park swims.

It’s cricket, it’s walks by the Thames and musings about the weather … oh yeah and it’s the odd invitation to take tea with the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, in a gentile setting that dates back to 1609.

In what is akin to finding a gold wrapper to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, an invitation to the royal soiree is indeed one’s highlight of one’s social calendar.

Oi you geezer, where's your invite innit

I don’t know Lord Chamberlain personally, but I reckon he’s probably a top bloke.

It might have been my name (after all Charlie found a gold wrapper) but the heavy card invitation mailed to my home read: “The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by Her Majesty to invite Mr and Mrs Charles Miranda Esq to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.”

Up you go son ! Very exciting.

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  • AF says:

    02:20pm | 10/07/09

    ”  ... in a gentile setting ... ”  Still excluding the Jews, are they? Read more »


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