When Kate Middleton designed a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019, she seemed keen to impress the Queen, who paid a visit to the show to see her creation
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The Chelsea Flower Show starts this week – and it’s sure to be a popular event for the royals.
Members of the royal family traditionally tour Chelsea’s gardens and in 2019 the Duchess of Cambridge even designed a garden for the show.
Dubbed the Back to Nature garden, key features of Kate’s garden included a handcrafted tree house and rope swing.
And she got the chance to show off her creation to the Queen while attending the show.
But before Her Majesty arrived, a seemingly nervous Kate, desperate to impress, scurried around the garden cleaning up.
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And according to viewers, she was even spotted stuffing loose twigs and leaves into her designer handbag – all to make sure everything looked perfect.
Luckily, the Queen seemed to like the garden, which was inspired by Kate’s childhood and featured the late Princess Diana’s favorite flowers, forget-me-nots.
Meanwhile, it was announced last week that the Queen is hoping to attend the Chelsea Flower Show next week alongside other royals, including her granddaughter Princess Beatrice.
Members of the Royal Family will attend the event at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London tomorrow before it officially opens the next day.
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Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex, Beatrice, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra have all been confirmed to attend.
However, it is understood that a decision will be made on that day as to whether the 96-year-old monarch, who has mobility issues, can walk.
Exhibits include the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Garden, which will feature laser-cut steel silhouettes of the monarch surrounded by 70 terracotta planted pots representing each year of her reign.
The RAF Benevolent Fund Garden commemorates the Battle of Britain and celebrates the support the charity has given to RAF staff, veterans and their families for over 100 years.
The royals will also be shown The Mind Garden, which offers a colorful space for people to connect and open up.
The garden extravaganza returns to its May dates for the first time since the pandemic.
The Queen has been the Royal Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society since 1952 and was a regular visitor to the garden show with her parents as a child.
During her 70-year reign, she has competed more than 50 times.
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