People from Britain will now get a chance to participate in The Patron’s Lunch. It will be held as part of the national celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. A ballot will open to give members of the public the chance to attend the event.
There will be only 2,000 tickets available to the public after registering at http://www.thepatronslunch.com/publicballot. The ballot opens Friday 10:30 a.m. and will close 11.59 p.m. Thursday, March 31, giving those interested about a month to secure a ticket.
People can only apply for a maximum of two tickets. Tickets are not allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Each ticket costs £150 ($209.76) and guests will be able to take their wicker hamper home, after enjoying their M&S sourced luncheon at The Mall.
The Patron’s Lunch, which is being pitted as the biggest street party, is being held to celebrate Elizabeth’s 90th birthday and her patronage of over 600 charities and organizations. It is being organized by her grandson Peter Phillips and his company SEL. There will be 10,000 guests who will sit down for a picnic-style lunch on June 12.
Tables will be laid out along the full length of The Mall. Guests will be also be treated to a carnival parade down The Mall and along Birdcage Walk. The British royal and her husband Prince Philip will attend along with other members of the royal family.
The not-for-profit event will raise money for the newly created Patron’s Fund, which supports Elizabeth’s charities in the U.K. and Commonwealth. People who are unable to secure tickets to the street party, will get to participate in other celebrations around London. The Patron's Lunch will be broadcast live across BBC platforms, and big screens will be set up in Green Park and St James’s Park to watch the action.
The 89-year-old royal’s birthday is actually on April 21. But there will be a national celebration all over the country in June. Besides, her official birthday weekend will begin from June 10 and will culminate with The Patron’s Lunch on June 12.