“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family, to which we all belong.”
Princess Elizabeth 21 April 1947, Cape Town
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The Patron’s Lunch

On Sunday June 12th 2016, The Mall in St James’s Park will be transformed for its largest ever street party to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

The Patron’s Lunch will be an iconic event recognising the un-relenting support and service our Monarch has given to the community over her 63 year reign. The Mall will be the centrepiece to a truly magnificent spectacle with 10,000 guests, the majority of which will be representatives from the Patron’s Organisations, taking part in a classic British ‘street party’.

The invited guests will enjoy a hamper-style lunch at tables positioned along the full length of The Mall, with entertainment and Union flags a plenty. Her Majesty The Queen will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family to celebrate the occasion. Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will reside as Joint-Presidents of The Patron’s Lunch; honouring the dedication shown by Her Majesty to so many charities and organisations.

The day itself promises to deliver an electric festival-themed atmosphere that can be enjoyed not only by the lunch guests on The Mall, but also by the general public who will be able to soak up the festivities at large screens situated in the Royal Parks; Green Park and St James’s Park.

But the fun and celebrations won’t just be happening on The Mall, it is hoped that The Patron’s Lunch will inspire as many people as possible to host their very own Patron’s Lunch in streets along the length and breadth of our nation and across the Commonwealth. These street parties will give local communities a chance to enjoy the fun whilst also providing an opportunity to raise funds directly for local initiatives and community programmes.

We hope that people in Britain and across the Commonwealth will dust off their picnic tables and join us in celebrating this very special occasion.


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Our Partners

The Patron’s Lunch is grateful for the generous support of the event’s Official Partners, Official Suppliers and Official Supporters

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At the very heart of this event lie three core themes that will run through all aspects of this incredible project. The first being ‘Charity’; a unique fundraising platform for over 300 charities that hold The Queen’s patronage and an opportunity for communities all over the UK and across the Commonwealth to maximise their own fundraising efforts. Secondly is ‘Celebration’; a chance to publically celebrate and honour an extraordinary commitment to service in a very British way with a fun and festival inspired street party lunch. And finally, the third theme is ‘Community’; engaging communities all over the country, both locally, nationally and across the Commonwealth.


The Patrons Lunch will take place at one of London’s most iconic landmarks, The Mall. The public will be able to soak up the festivities at large screen venues situated in the glorious surrounding Royal Parks; St James’s Park and Green Park.

More details on access and how to get there on the day will be posted nearer the event

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