Solicitor has a right royal affair at palace

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SOLICITOR Kavita Ladva from Sheffield celebrated the Diamond Jubilee in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

The 42-year-old was among 12,000 guests invited into the grounds of the palace on Monday, ahead of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert.

Kavita was among guests who won tickets in a public ballot for the garden party.

Picnickers dined on tea-smoked Scottish salmon, followed by a modern take on Coronation Chicken, finished with Sandringham strawberry crumble crunch.

Hampers also included two cupcakes - one chocolate and one lemon - as well as cheese and biscuits, and a plastic poncho to offer some protection from the rain.

The feast was created by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, famous for his scientific approach, and Royal chef Mark Flanagan, who catered for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding last year.

Coronation Chicken, created to celebrate the Queen’s coronation in 1953, has been revamped as Diamond Jubilee Chicken and featured a blend of spices Blumenthal spent months developing for a TV programme about curry.