Special party for children, with royal family participation, in England

It was a party at Buckingham Palace, but a special one ! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry hosted a party for the children of Armed Forces men and women who died in service to their country. About 800 children attended the garden party.

Kensington Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses have arranged the event as a way to acknowledge and honor the fact that a number of young children have had to come to terms with the loss of someone very close to them at a young age, having lost a parent in armed service to the country.” It was a happy , funny party, an open-air festival for the guests. Entertainers included the ventriloquist Nina Conti, daughter of actor Tom Conti, singer Jess Glynne and Britain's Got Talent-winning magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones. Kate took the time to meet many of the children who attended the garden party and was pictured shaking hands and talking with the youngsters. At the party, the children got involved in activities including face painting and plate spinning. After enjoying the live performances, the youngsters were wowed when RAF parashooters landed in the garden.