The Prince of Wales hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

On May 21, 2024, The Prince of Wales hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace on behalf of his father, King Charles. The Prince of Wales was joined by Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall and Peter Phillips. The Duke of Gloucester and his wife, the Duchess of Gloucester, also attended the garden party. The Garden Parties are an annual royal family tradition.

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore a Christina dress by Beulah, Princess Eugenie wore a Cassia dress by Ulla Johnson. Zara in Isobel dress by Laura Green

Princess Beatrice wore Beulah London Christina Crimson Dress
Beulah London Christina Crimson Dress

Princess Eugenie wore ULLA JOHNSON Cassia ruffled crepe de chine midi dress
ULLA JOHNSON Cassia ruffled crepe de chine midi dress

Zara Tindall wore Laura Green Isobel Dress
Laura Green Isobel Dress

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  1. The D of G looks unusually drab in her raincoat, and yes I do appreciate that it was raining.
    The York sisters and Zara look lovely in their various dresses.
    I think we saw Zara' s dress previously at Royal Ascot.

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    1. Anonymous24/5/24 02:38

      Beatrice is turning into one of the most beautiful young royal ladies. She seems very lovely as well. Abby

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    2. Anonymous24/5/24 18:10

      Hopefully there is already as much support for Kate as for her Prince. Unfortunatelly Kate has chosen isolation, which usually leads to even more illness. Seems there is no one husband, mother, brother, .. who can talk her out of it.
      For the sake of her kids - can not believe this.

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    3. Anonymous25/5/24 07:31

      I I don’t understand the negative comment on the DoG. She looks really nice, even in her raincoat. She’s an older lady, why should she risk catching a cold … Live her quirky hat !

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  2. Wow Zara and Beatrice look gorgeous classy elegant and very feminine ,Eugenie is a miss for me
    Pity it was such a rainy day

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  3. Nice and friendly commitment from the royal ladies to represent the royal family, while Prss Catherine is still sadly prevented from attending. Weather was rainy, fortunately Zara, Beatrice and Eugénie did their best, with success. Zara's dress fitted her quite well ; there were allusions to Mary Popins, quite rightly. Dss of Glouchester was a bit too much under the influence of rain.

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    1. Anonymous22/5/24 15:08

      I agree about the Mary Poppins style dress, especially with the model of the hat and the umbrella.

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    2. When I first saw the photos and before I read the comments, I instantly got Mary Poppin vibes from Zara's dress.
      Shame about the rain 😞

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  4. Anonymous22/5/24 12:31

    Oh wow I love love love all these outfits and I especially love seeing the stoic English spirit come rain or shine to carry on! Well done on all the younger generation and I hope to see more of them. They all look fabulous and the photos of Zara are quite gorgeous!

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    1. Anonymous22/5/24 14:00

      You are so right! anna e.

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  5. Anonymous22/5/24 12:31

    Oh wow I love love love all these outfits and I especially love seeing the stoic English spirit come rain or shine to carry on! Well done on all the younger generation and I hope to see more of them. They all look fabulous and the photos of Zara are quite gorgeous!

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  6. Anonymous22/5/24 12:41

    All ladies look great ... I like the traditionell touch of the dresses ...

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    1. Anonymous24/5/24 18:50

      They are all acting like Kate isn't here anymore.

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  7. Anonymous22/5/24 12:48

    Lovely to see the younger generation stepping in to assist. Zara looked lovely,in Laura Green dress.
    Lowri.

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  8. Anonymous22/5/24 13:22

    Molte belle Zara, Eugene e Beatrice e di quest'ultima adoro anche il modello delle sue scarpe...stupende direi!
    Rossella

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  9. Zara is like a "Ray of Sunshine" with her bright smile and beautiful outfit!! She is a real beauty!! I love the Duchess of Gloucester but her beige outfit and teletubbie hat are not pretty and I know she can do better because I've seen her in the past when she really shines. Beatrice and Eugenie look nice too.

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    1. Anonymous22/5/24 18:00

      Dear Mary, I totally agree with you, well said.
      🌞Virginia

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  10. Anonymous22/5/24 15:20

    Old fashion all the way. I appreciate the tradition of rewarding/thanking people who have done something special since the last garden party, but is the masquerade with semi Ascot outfits really necessary ?
    I do not like any of the outfits of the RL and certainly not the hats. The men looks ridiculous too with their high hats. Why can't they wear a normal suit like the king & princes in other European royal families ?

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    1. This is what you call tradition, maybe you just don’t like the British Royal Family, but I love these traditions.

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    2. Anonymous22/5/24 18:35

      Greet, agree what a wierd and unstructured way to comment

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    3. Anonymous22/5/24 20:03

      Go to the UK one summer and you will see how the Brits love to dress up. Every occasion is good enough to make a festivity.
      I love them for it.
      People in what you call “ normal suits” there are plenty, why not go for the show?
      Quite an innocent pleasure I think.

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    4. Anonymous22/5/24 20:51

      Anonymous 15:20, probably just as well you didn’t receive an invitation ! I love traditions that hold, including in certain styles for certain formal events, and find everyone in these pics beautifully dressed - and very brave in the rain. - Grace

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    5. @Anonymous22/5/24 15:20 You cearly don't have a concept of British Monarchy, British fashion, British lifestyle, especially the upper class country lifestyle. What do you want the English gentlemen to wear? Trousers that are miles too long and jackets that are miles too tight like Prince Albert from Monaco? An old fashioned double-breasted blazer like Prince Daniel of Sweden? Super slim fit pants like Prince Carl Philip from Sweden? Pleaaaase! The gentleman all looked dapper in their Morning suits. And what do you want the ladies wear? Short dresses, cleavage, slits, cut-outs?, bare shoulders and backs, like celebrities or wanna-be royals? Same old boring Hugo Boss pant suits? They all looked great and I salute the ladies to stand the rain - yes, it rains a lot in England ;-) - in their beautiful dresses and high heels. I would not want my suede high heels get destroyed in the rain. I would have changed into some comfy loafers or even wellies :-)))

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    6. Anonymous22/5/24 23:28

      @Anon 15 20. What a negative comment! Many of us Brits love our tradition and pageantry. The word masquerade is strange. I’ve been really lucky to have attended two garden parties, once in London and once in Edinburgh. Both were fabulous occasions. Anyone who sneers at the way things are done need not attend. Smart dresses and hats are worn by the majority of ladies and although only a small number of guests meet the royals, it’s a great atmosphere.
      AnnieM

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    7. Anonymous23/5/24 15:05

      @ Greet
      I must admit, I do not like the way the ladies of the British RF are dressed most of the time. But I never said I didn't like them as a person. I don't know them personally, why would I don't like them. Typical that each time a reaction of one of the bloggers (mine in this case) does not please you, automatically you are accusing the other person of things he didn't even think about.

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    8. Anonymous23/5/24 15:36

      @ Beth & AnnieM
      There are still enough Royals in Europe who dress chic and elegant and not vulgar like you describe them, men and women. I didn't say you may not like your traditions, but I am free not to like the way you dress.
      I remember when King Philippe and Queen Mathilde organized a garden party for his 10 years on the throne. They received a lot of negative comments on this blog because they didn't do it like the British. Why would they ? They are not British, they did it in the park around the castle of Laeken. There were a lot of people who could meet the King and the Queen , and their children. There was music, choreography, animation for young and older people, an exquisite buffet inside a part of the castle that is connected with the gardens. But lucky it was a bright summer day, no need for umbrella's.

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  11. Anonymous22/5/24 15:45

    I am just delighted to see the royal cousins finally being called on to help out! Perhaps Prince William can see that the King’s ‘slimmed down’ monarchy has become skeletal and that a review was urgently needed. I read somewhere that Prince William said that there needed to be more of the family there to talk to guests. Well done.
    As to the dresses, Zara Tindall looks great, with Princes Beatrice a close second and Princess Eugenie looking good too. Hope we see them all at some future events
    AnnieM

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    1. Anonymous22/5/24 21:43

      I suspect we will see more of the extended royal family during William's reign. I think he realizes he can't do this without the support of his family. It was lovely to see all the younger cousins supporting him.

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  12. Anonymous22/5/24 15:47

    I love Beatrice’s dress - the color, the fit, the buttons, the slight ruffles. She looks really good. Also like Zara’s outfit with the pink buttons, shoes, and hat. William looks very handsome in his morning suit and hat. It’s great to see the Gloucesters there with the younger generation, too.
    -Royal Watcher

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  13. Anonymous22/5/24 16:15

    A very nice gesture of support from Prince William's cousins. The ladies look great. I personally like Zara dresses the most. The gentlemen look great too - Peter Phillips, Mike Tindall. I very, very much approve of the ex-queen's motto - "don't complain" and "quietly go on with your work"
    Stephanie

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    1. Anonymous23/5/24 03:44

      The minor royals have been attending these garden parties that the monarch arranges since they are 18 years old. It is not specific to supporting William, or that Catherine can’t attend. They dress very upper class and is nice to see tradition carrying on, a treat for the people invited.

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  14. Anonymous22/5/24 17:44

    Beautiful dress on Zara !!

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  15. Anonymous22/5/24 18:34

    Eugénie est très jolie, j'aime bien son visage. Son chapeau est mignon.
    La robe est élégante. Mais je n'apprécie pas ses chaussures.
    Zara est vraiment ravissante, tout est charmant. Escarpins superbes !
    Dommage pour la pluie, mais ils sont habitués ! Paloma.

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  16. Parmi toutes ces dames, je trouve que c'est Zara qui a le plus d'allure même si j'aurais quand même voulu voir la duchesse de Gloucester de plus près !

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  17. Anonymous22/5/24 20:02

    Princess Beatrice gets 10 out of 10.

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  18. Dommage de ne pas mieux voir la duchesse de Gloucester de plein pied ; j'aurais pu mieux apprécier son look !

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  19. Anonymous22/5/24 21:22

    Great so many members are there. I love Beatrice dress lovely color not overdone. For Zara it must be a bit difficult with high heels in grass. css

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  20. Anonymous22/5/24 21:29

    All the ladies look great. It is good to see the cousins there to support William. Is the Duchess of Gloucester wearing a beret? Well, it is a milestone anniversary year of D-Day. The Gloucesters have been pillars of support since the health issues were announced. Good to see them there. Oh, the headpieces on Beatrice and Eugenie, what are they called in the UK? They look like wide headbands, but that's probably an American term. Christine

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  21. Zara here is the pick for me. Love her dress, the skirt has some swish and movement, overall she looks very elegant and feminine. Her hat suits her. The accessories are a good match, very tasteful appearance.

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  22. Anonymous23/5/24 10:55

    Princess Beatrice gets best dressed from me, I like everything. Zara, princess Eugenie and the Duchess of Gloucester look fantastic too.

    T

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  23. Of course, the Prince of Wales has two more cousins (from his father's side of the family), who would be Lady Louise Windsor and The Earl of Wessex. But James, EoW, is not yet of age, and Lady Louise up in Scotland at university, so no way to have them attending as well. Fun fact: All of the children of the late QE II (Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward) do have two children. Eight cousins in total. Five of which had been present at this garden party, one (Harry) living abroad, and the other two I just mentioned before. Fashionwise - I love all of it! The men looked perfectly groomed and dapper, the ladies just shone over the rainshowers pouring down. British spring/summer in royal circles at its best.

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  24. Anonymous24/5/24 08:20

    Zara's dress looks like a tent.

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  25. Anonymous25/5/24 07:27

    To me Zara has a real genuine smile. She looks like fun. Love the dresses of all the ladies. I wish I could dress up like that from time to time…

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