Apply now for royal parties

Deadline is 17 February

The Office of the Deputy Governor is inviting interested persons to submit applications to attend one of Her Majesty’s 2011 Royal garden parties, scheduled for June and July at Buckingham Palace.

Persons desiring to attend should be citizens or nationals of the Cayman Islands who plan to be in the United Kingdom on any of the dates below. British citizens living outside the UK are also eligible.

Invitations are not extended to diplomatic service staff on leave or to those who have previously attended one of Her Majesty’s garden parties. It should be noted that applying will not automatically result in an invitation.

Party dates are Wednesday, 29 June, and Tuesday, 12 and 19 July.

Successful applicants may be accompanied by a spouse and up to two unmarried children between the ages of 18 and 25. Single guests may take a companion who must be at least 18 years old.

A release from Government Information Services states that the following information must be submitted in writing:

the applicant’s full name, title, and decorations;

occupation

marital status

name of accompanying spouse or companion

names and ages of accompanying children

a reliable UK contact address (not a bank or hotel)

a preferred attendance date, as well as any date that will not be acceptable. Completed applications may be hand delivered, emailed or faxed to Tristaca Ebanks in the Deputy Governor’s Office, Government Administration Building, no later than Thursday, 17 February. Contact her via email, phone and fax at [email protected], 244-2286 or 244-2432, and 949-0877.

Successful applicants who are compelled to change travel plans, or are unable to accept an invitation, must immediately inform the Deputy Governor’s Office.