Former chairman of Lincolnshire County Council Ray Wootten was invited to Buckingham Palace last week.
Coun Wootten attended the Queen’s Garden party with his wife Coun Linda Wootten and the new county council chairman Coun Bill Aron and his partner Amanda.
Coun Wootten, of Grantham, said: “It was a privilege to attend and what was most memorable was walking through the main entrance of the Palace and through into the garden. There may have been a thousand people there.”
Coun Wootten did not get to meet the Queen personally, but says he got within 20 feet of her and Prince Phillip.