Buckingham Palace ‘to host £100,000 Christmas bash’ for staff

14:25 02 December 2012

The Queen has reportedly resurrected the party. Picture: Paul Bennett

The Queen has reportedly resurrected the party. Picture: Paul Bennett

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The Queen is to splash out £100,000 on a Christmas party for her staff for the first time since 2010, when it was axed because of the recession.

The monarch will treat 2,000 guests to champagne and canapés at an event on December 17 in one of the Buckingham Palace state apartments, which will see the Duchess of Cambridge make her debut appearance at the festive bash.

A member of Buckingham Palace staff told today’s Sunday Express: “Everyone is delighted it is back.

“It is a rare opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and have a great night.

“All the royals are there, they dance with the servants and it will be extra special because of the queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the fantastic year she has had.

“Everyone will want to dance with her and congratulate her and all the younger male staff will want to dance with Kate.”

Staff from Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Clarence House and workers from her estates will all attend.

A royal insider added: “She would not have reinstated the party unless she was confident it was in keeping with the spirit of the nation.

“It is only natural she’d want to thank staff for their hard work.”

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