THE QUEEN will announce last minute if she will attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show today for a private view of this year’s gardens.
Buckingham Palace last week said the Queen is hoping to attend the Chelsea Flower Show next week, Buckingham Palace has said.
Members of the Royal Family will visit the show today, ahead of the official opening on Tuesday.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra will be attending.
Her Majesty has attended the world-famous event, run by the Royal Horticultural Society, of which she is a patron, more than 50 times in her 70-year reign.
Royal Horticultural Society director Sue Biggs said Her Majesty Queen is “the most special person to us”.
She told BBC Radio 4: ‘There is a whole display of different signatures. So we had a signature, which is a painting just for one member of the Royal Family, of their favourite flowers, and so we have that at the show today. And the Queen is the only queen in history who has had three signatures painted.
“So we hope she’s going to be well enough to be able to come and see us today, and we look forward to seeing her and showing her the signature later on this afternoon, which will be great.
“But you can’t walk through this show – whether you’re at the amazing 39 gardens or at the 80 exhibits in the Great Pavilion – of seeing everybody’s love for the Queen and tribute to the Queen on this very, very special occasion.’
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