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Thousands Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party – And One Guest Wows Prince William

Thousands of guests attended a Buckingham Palace garden party to celebrate the work of volunteers, military personnel and members of the public.

Eight thousand people were welcomed into the grounds for the event on Tuesday, where the Prince and Princess of Wales represented the King, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.

Other members of the family including the Princess Royal were also pictured speaking to guests.

A 93-year-old guest told Prince William how she slept on the pavement for three nights to see his grandmother’s coronation.

Dame Elizabeth Watts, who has lived through the past three coronations, said: “I came to Elizabeth’s coronation and slept on the pavement for three nights.

Image: The Princess of Wales speaks to Aldith Grandison, 93, and daughter Jay Cee La Bouche

Image: The Prince and Princess of Wales (left) with the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh “I had measles for George’s coronation when I was seven years old. Of course, there was no television then so I couldn’t watch it but we had an accumulator radio.”

Speaking about the King’s coronation, she said: “We watched the coronation at home, on Sunday we had a street party and on Monday I had to recuperate ready to come here.”

Dame Elizabeth added: “It means absolutely everything [to be at the garden party].”

She added that she was “so surprised” and was nominated by St John Ambulance Service for doing 79 years of voluntary service.

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“I’ve done everything, I’m not being funny. I joined as a cadet then I ran a cadet division and since then I have been the deputy commissioner,” she added.

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Kate comforts crying girl on walkabout The Prince and Princess of Wales were also introduced to representatives from the Scouts, Maternal Mental Health Alliance and the South Wales Police.

Image: Yeomen of the Guard were pictured at the event Millions of people in the UK and across the world tuned in to watch the King’s coronation on Saturday as he was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

Celebrations took place across the bank holiday weekend, with members of the Royal Family attending volunteering events on Monday.