The Queen’s Reading Room charity is giving away 2,500 free tickets to NHS staff, charity workers and members of the Armed Forces for its first ever literary festival.
Vicki Perrin, chief executive of The Queen’s Reading Room, said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to treat some of our nation’s heroes to a day out at Hampton Court Palace, on us.
“We hope that they will come away inspired by the incredible authors, actors and experts with us at our festival, and by the amazing stories they have to share.”
The free tickets are available via ticketsforgood.org and ticketsfortroops.org.uk.
Up to 8,000 people are expected to attend the celebration of the written word, held at Henry VIII’s former home in Surrey.
Tickets are also available to buy at thequeensreadingroom.co.uk.
Book lover Camilla launched her Reading Room as an Instagram book club in 2021 to inspire readers during lockdown.
It was relaunched as a charity in February to work on advancing education by promoting the appreciation of literature among adults and children.
The festival is a co-production between The Queen’s Reading Room and Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that cares for Hampton Court Palace.
Proceeds will go towards the ongoing work of both charities.