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Queen arrives at Chelsea Flower Show fresh from Royal Wedding

The Queen looked delighted as she joined other members of the royal family at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show today, fresh from the weekend’s wedding celebrations.  

Famous faces including Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Alan Titchmarsh, David Walliams and Joanna Lumley have been spotted among the flora.

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Her Majesty was accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra, and will attend a private reception later on this evening. 

Other royals in attendance included Princess Beatrice, the Duke of York, and the Princess and Prince of Kent. 

Prime Minister Theresa May was this morning shown a ‘genuine Yorkshire cowpat’ at the Welcome to Yorkshire garden.

The Queen was blooming with joy as she attended the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this evening just two days after the Royal Wedding

Her Majesty wore a pastel pink jacket with white gloves as she toured the flower show

She looked every bit the proud grandmother after the royal wedding this weekend

Her Majesty wore a pastel pink jacket with white gloves as she toured the flower show. She looked every bit the proud grandmother after the royal wedding this weekend

The Queen appeared to be enjoying the show after looking around the Peter Beales Roses exhibition

The Queen appeared to be enjoying the show after looking around the Peter Beales Roses exhibition

After arriving at the show Her Majesty was shown around the various roses at the exhibition

After arriving at the show Her Majesty was shown around the various roses at the exhibition

The Princess Royal visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with the Queen this evening

The show was established in 1913

The Princess Royal visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with the Queen this evening. The show was established in 1913

The Princess and Prince of Kent were also in attendance

They were joined by Princess Beatrice

The Princess and Prince of Kent were also in attendance. They were joined by Princess Beatrice (right)

The Queen is a patron of the Chelsea Flower Show. Queen Alexandra opened the first flower show in 1913

The Queen is a patron of the Chelsea Flower Show. Queen Alexandra opened the first flower show in 1913

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, joined the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show this evening

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, joined the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show this evening

The Countess of Wessex was photographed being shown around the garden this evening

The Countess of Wessex was photographed being shown around the garden this evening

The Countess of Wessex was photographed being shown around the garden this evening

The Queen was all smiles at the show this evening and looked every bit the proud grandmother

The Queen was all smiles at the show this evening and looked every bit the proud grandmother

Established in 1913, the flower show has become one of the world’s biggest showcases for horticultural excellence, attracting visitors and exhibitors from across the globe.

It has grown from 244 exhibitors in 1913 to more than 500 today, including gardens, nurseries, floristry, educational displays and trade stands. The show attracts 168,000 visitors.

The show is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, of which the Queen is patron.

On arrival the Queen was greeted on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London by the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon.

She was then taken on a tour of the gardens and see displays, including the The RHS Feel Good Garden, celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service and highlighting the positive impact of horticulture on mental health.

After visiting the Chinese show garden, the Queen was presented with a silk scarf depicting two whales.  

The Queen toured the show with Sue Biggs and Sir Nicholas Bacon of the RHS

The Queen toured the show with Sue Biggs and Sir Nicholas Bacon of the RHS

Her Majesty was presented with a Chinese silk scarf depicting two whales after looking at the Chinese show garden

Her Majesty was presented with a Chinese silk scarf depicting two whales after looking at the Chinese show garden

The Princess Royal also joined the Queen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show today

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, was also pictured at the show

The Princess Royal (left) and Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, visited the show just two days after the Royal Wedding on Saturday

The Duke of York joined other members of the royal family at the flower show

The Duke of York joined other members of the royal family at the flower show

TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh is pictured with some Chelsea Pensioners

TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh is pictured with some Chelsea Pensioners

The Queen will also see the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, inspired by the Yorkshire Dales, the Wuhan Water Garden, China, which showcases the natural landscape of Hubei Province, and the Morgan Stanley garden for the NSPCC.

The Countess of Wessex also visited the Morgan Stanley garden for the NSPCC as patron of the children’s charity.

Established in 1913, the flower show has become one of the world’s biggest showcases for horticultural excellence, attracting visitors and exhibitors from across the globe.

It has grown from 244 exhibitors in 1913 to more than 500 today, including gardens, nurseries, floristry, educational displays and trade stands. The show attracts 168,000 visitors.

The Countess of Wessex looked at home among the flowers

Moments earlier she arrived carrying her sunglasses and a small clutch bag

The Countess of Wessex looked at home among the flowers (left) after arriving at the show

Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband, Philip were among the first to be shown the 'Welcome to Yorkshire' garden

Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband, Philip were among the first to be shown the ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden

Actress Maureen Lipman was pictured with the Chelsea Pensioners after arriving at the show this evening

Actress Maureen Lipman was pictured with the Chelsea Pensioners after arriving at the show this evening

David Walliams looked dapper as he beamed for the camera at the opening of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

David Walliams looked dapper as he beamed for the camera at the opening of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Alan Titchmarsh

James Martin

Gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh (left) and celebrity chef James Martin (right)

Chelsea Pensioner Marjorie Cole enjoyed an impromptu slide on the Blue Forest Tree House at the show earlier today

Chelsea Pensioner Marjorie Cole enjoyed an impromptu slide on the Blue Forest Tree House at the show earlier today

The show is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, of which the Queen is patron. 

This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are at the show to reveal a pink rose, which marks the programme’s 30th birthday. 

The flower, produced in association with Harkness Roses, was selected by This Morning’s gardener, David Domoney, for the anniversary. 

The press preview day of the annual flower show began with rapper Professor Green opening the RHS Feel Good Garden, which promotes gardening for health, happiness and well-being.

Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas dressed for the event in her multi-coloured floral number 

Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas dressed for the event in her multi-coloured floral number 

Paul Smith

Joanna Lumley

Designer Paul Smith (left) and actress Joanna Lumley (right) were among the stars at the show 

Actress Felicity Kendall talks to Chelsea Pensioner George Skipper, 95, who proudly wore his medals 

Actress Felicity Kendall talks to Chelsea Pensioner George Skipper, 95, who proudly wore his medals 

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan made for an equally suave fixture in a navy trouser and waistcoat combination

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan made for an equally suave fixture in a navy trouser and waistcoat combination

Prime Minister Theresa May made an elegant appearance at the event, clad in a pair of bootcut trousers teamed with a sharp white shirt

Prime Minister Theresa May made an elegant appearance at the event, clad in a pair of bootcut trousers teamed with a sharp white shirt

Fresh from his epic expedition up Mount Everest, presenter Ben Fogle was joined by his wife Maria 

Fresh from his epic expedition up Mount Everest, presenter Ben Fogle was joined by his wife Maria 

Alex Jones and Matt Baker made a chic entrance at the world-famous show 

Alex Jones and Matt Baker made a chic entrance at the world-famous show 

Good Morning Britain's newsreader Charlotte Hawkins looked stunning in a white floral print off the shoulder dress

Good Morning Britain’s newsreader Charlotte Hawkins looked stunning in a white floral print off the shoulder dress

Dancers wowed as they put on an incredible performance in The David Harber and Savills Garden

Dancers wowed as they put on an incredible performance in The David Harber and Savills Garden

Designed by gardener Matt Keightley, the space aims to provide a contemporary and therapeutic environment which focuses on the positive impact that gardens and gardening can have on health.

The musician, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, said: ‘I know only too well how hard and hopeless it can feel when you suffer from anxiety and depression.

‘I’m opening this garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show because if being out in a garden helps people feel better or takes their mind off their worries, then that has to be a good thing.’

After the flower show, the garden will live on at Camden and Islington (C&I) NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Green added: ‘I think the Chelsea garden living on at the Camden and Islington mental health trust is a great project that will be of real benefit to both the patients, and also the staff who work there.

‘I love my own garden and the more time people spend close to nature, away from phones and general pressure of life, the better we’ll all feel.’ 

The official Royal Family Twitter account shared this picture of the Queen among the flowers

The official Royal Family Twitter account shared this picture of the Queen among the flowers

Gabby Logan

Leading the glamour at the star-studded event, the presenter, 37, was in high spirits

Leading the glamour at the star-studded event, presenters Gabby Logan (left) and Holly Willoughby (right) were in high spirits

This Chelsea Pensioner looked like he was standing guard next to some wooden horses earlier today

This Chelsea Pensioner looked like he was standing guard next to some wooden horses earlier today

DJ Jo Whiley was spotted at the show

As was comedian Bill Bailey

DJ Jo Whiley and comedian Bill Bailey also attended the Chelsea Flower Show today

Denis Lawson, Nigel Havers and Stephen Tompkinson put in a smart appearance in their sharp suits 

Denis Lawson, Nigel Havers and Stephen Tompkinson put in a smart appearance in their sharp suits 

Camilla Kerslake

Presenter Sophie Raworth (left) and classical singer Camilla Kerslake (right) both dressed to impress in their red dresses



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