Princess Anne and Sophie Wessex Help Queen Out by Standing in For Her during Royal Outing
Queen Elizabeth surely didn’t have to worry about missing her treasured Chelsea Flower Show, which she has only missed thrice in her nearly 70-year reign, because her able helpers were eager to lend a hand. Princess Anne and Sophie Wessex were amongst the several royals who were in attendance at the event.
Queen’s Canopy Garden Show Draws in Several Key Royals Even as Queen Elizabeth Fails to Attend
The Queen’s only daughter Princess Anne attended the flower show, looking lovely in a pale blue embroidered coat dress.
Sophie Countess of Wessex graced the event in a white dress from Victoria Beckham as she was shown around the annual show taking place in London, earlier in the evening. She and her husband Prince Edward also took a turn about the property on a tour of the Queen’s Canopy Garden at the flower show.
Princess Alexandra, the Queen’s cousin, was amongst those who attended the opening ceremony of the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.
Other royals in attendance include the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Celebrate the Queen, Plant a Tree
Earlier on Monday, September 20, the Queen’s Canopy Garden, which helps to showcase the campaign that aims to encourage people to plant a tree for the Queen’s platinum jubilee, was opened by Dame Judy Dench.
When questioned about the importance of launching the initiative, the actress said: “We have never had the opportunity to celebrate a platinum jubilee before, never had someone 70 years on the throne before.”
“The work the Queen has done, is doing, is remarkable and what better way than [to] celebrate by having a garden and then for all of us to take that on and plant a tree, which is also doing something for climate change.”
“I plant trees all the time in my garden to every single friend of mine who has died, I have planted a tree, so my garden is quite full, and there are quite a lot more to go.”
Dame Judy also shared that she’s received the tree she would plant in honor of the Queen – a Himalayan silver birch.
She continued by saying that she would be planting her tree just after October 1, when the tree planting season is set to begin.
The RHS COP26 garden is done to highlight the climate crisis facing the world in the days and weeks leading up to the crucial UN climate talks being held in Glasgow in November.
The peculiar garden will be divided into four sections, with each highlighting a different aspect of the climate crisis.
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