HM the Queen and members of the Royal family attended the Chelsea Flower show on May 23, on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Members of the Royal family have attended the Show, held by the Royal Horticultural Society, regularly since its inception in 1913. This year the Queen was accompanied by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Prince harry, The Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince & Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra.
There were a number of eye catching gardens this year. One of the most impressive was the ‘Behind Every Great Florist’ display, which pays tribute to the Queen’s iconic image. The Royals also viewed the Rossano Charlotte chrysanthemum, named in honour of Princess Charlotte. Another impressive exhibit was the ‘5000 poppies’ tribute.
HM the Queen was floral blue dress with a pale blue coat by Angela Kelly, her personal dresser. She wore her customary Three strands with the Chelsea Iris Brooch, a Diamond Jubilee gift by the Royal Horticultural Society.
The Duchess of Cambridge made her premiere in a green coat dress by Catherine Walker with her Kiki McDonough ‘Lauren’ earrings. Princess Anne camel cape and oatmeal midi skirt. The Countess of Wessex wore a floral Alexander McQueen dress with a black cardigan.
Princess Beatrice wore a steel grey skirt with a leather top. Princess Eugenie wore a white dress with a delicate embroidery of blooms around the hem. Princess Alexandra of Kent wore a twisted pearl necklace with her grey coat, blue scarf, and floral purse. HRH the Duchess of Gloucester wore a large pearl necklace and diamond brooch with her light blue outfit. Princess Michael of Kent wore statement earrings with her cream and pink ensemble.