MUMBAI: The Buckingham Palace is all set to host a grand UK-India cultural event and as per reports, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh have sent out a royal invitation to Amitabh Bachchan to launch the cultural extravaganza. However, it is reported that Big B has politely declined the offer due to prior commitments. The event is set to take place on February 27 at the Buckingham Palace. Amitabh Bachchan’s publicist said in a statement, “Yes, Mr Bachchan has been extended a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace to grace the UK-India Cultural Year reception. Unfortunately, however, he will be unable to attend due to prior commitments.” Big B is currently busy with Thugs Of Hindostan, Sarkar 3, Dragon and Aankhen 2 and all these commitments made him decline the invitation from the royal family. Also, we’ll have to wait and watch if they would send out a few more invitations to other Bollywood stars to launch the cultural event. Last year Prince William and Kate Middleton had visited India and a lot of B-town celebrities had gathered together to meet the couple and dine with them. They received a warm reception and love which they will never forget.