Members of the Royal Family visit RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Today, on Monday 21st May, The Queen, accompanied by members of the royal family (including The Countess of Wessex, The Duke of York with Princess Beatrice, Princess Royal with husband, The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra & Prince and Princess Michael of Kent), attended the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. On arrival HM was greeted by the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon.
© The Royal Family via Twitter

The Queen and members of the royal family toured the gardens and saw displays, including The RHS Feel Good Garden, celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service and highlighting the positive impact of horticulture on mental health. The RHS Feel Good Garden is designed to offer a contemporary, therapeutic space in which to relax, while allowing the visitor to reap the positive benefits of being in a garden.
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After the show, the garden is being relocated to the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, providing a place where staff and patients can garden, relax and be close to nature. During the visit to this garden, The Countess was presented with a posey from Dor Hastings, a volunteer & former service user at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Dor has designed this beautiful bouquet with Simon Lycett to present it to Sophie.
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The Countess also visited The Morgan Stanley garden for the NSPCC of which HRH is President and Patron. The Countess heard how its design reflects the charity’s aim to protect children at risk by creating a safe and shielding environment. Designed to raise awareness of the work of the NSPCC, this garden’s design is a metaphor for the emotional transition that takes place in a child as they experience the positive impact of the NSPCC’s work.
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Other gardens toured by the royal family included The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, inspired by the famous Yorkshire Dales and The Wuhan Water Garden, China, which showcases the natural landscape of Hubei Province. The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden is inspired by the rugged beauty of Yorkshire’s striking shorelines, the drama of the county’s many historic buildings and Yorkshire’s special relationship with its agricultural heritage.
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The Wuhan Water Garden conveys a journey through the contrasting natural landscape of Hubei Province, including the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Hubei’s Shennongjia Foresty District, and the hi-tech, urban environment of the city. The garden is inspired by the historic ability of Wuhan – China’s ‘City of 100 Lakes’ – to manage and control the flood waters of the Yangtze River. The royal party attended a private reception before departing.
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Today’s event resulted in some stunning pictures. I absolutely adore HRH’s dress and would love to learn more about her new jewellery. Ring we’ve seen once or twice before, but never in detail and today Sophie also debuted new bracelet. For close ups visit Court Jeweller post in due time. For beautiful gallery of pictures check Zimbio, click here. Daily Mail’s coverage can be found here. More on the history of the show in my previous posts on this event.

Outfit & jewellery:
Lace midi dress by Zimmermann.
Diamond studs.
UFO pearl pendant.
Screw Cuff Ring in Gold by Miansai.
UFO bangle bracelet. 
Skagen Ladies’ Nicoline Refined Watch.
Sophie Habsburg clutch in Amber style.
Some pink suede pumps.

6 thoughts on “Members of the Royal Family visit RHS Chelsea Flower Show

  1. Bertie

    Stunning dress for the flower show and glad to see the return of Sophie's lovely chignon. I am having trouble adjusting to her hair worn loose though of course she looks lovely either way. Thanks for a great post and hooray for decent pics for a change. Sophie deserves no less!


  2. Anonymous

    Probably one of the loveliest summer dresses, such a good choice. Sophie hardly ever gets wrong with her outfits anymore !


  3. Anonymous

    If we had a top ten favourite outfits for our lovely Sophie, this dress would definitely on the list ! She looks lovely.


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