One of the delights of being at Buckingham Palace in such an official capacity, was being able to wander around the grounds before the 'riff-raff' arrived. Only joking!
Here is the welcome given by Air Marshal Sir David Walker, Master of the Household.
As the Master of The Queen's Household, I would like to welcome you most warmly to the Gardens of Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival. I am delighted that the Royal Warrant Holders Association has chosen to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of The Queen's Coronation in this unique way. The event will, I'm sure, prove to be a most memorable one for all those attending, exhibiting and performing. It will showcase an array of endeavour and talent, exemplified by those companies which hold the Royal Warrant.
The Queen very much hopes it will be an enjoyable occasion for you all.