A magical time is had by garden party guests

19/7/2011'Chauffeur Sam Carson holds the door for the Hemel Hempstead guests about to go to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party. From left, Dacorum Mayor, Gillian Chapman, Councillor Margaret Griffiths and Steven Baker and his wife Helen.
19/7/2011'Chauffeur Sam Carson holds the door for the Hemel Hempstead guests about to go to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party. From left, Dacorum Mayor, Gillian Chapman, Councillor Margaret Griffiths and Steven Baker and his wife Helen.

WE’RE off to the Palace to meet the Queen!

Among those sipping tea at Buck House this week was Mayor of Dacorum Gillian Chapman.

She is pictured with Councillor Margaret Griffiths, assistant director of legal services at Dacorum Borough Council Steve Baker and his wife Helen, who joined the mayor on her special trip to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

Mrs Chapman said: “It was magical.

“We had a lovely time and it was really nice to meet the royal family.

“I think it must be said that everybody that went felt it was a huge privilege and everybody was walking around with huge smiles on their faces.”