• King Charles and Camilla attend the Chelsea Flower Show
  • They enjoy a sun-soaked afternoon in London
  • The couple lead royal arrivals

Spring has officially sprung, and what better way to celebrate than with a royal romp through the Chelsea Flower Show? This year, the event kicked off with a bang on Monday, 20 May, transforming the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea into a horticultural paradise. The sun was shining, the flowers were blooming, and guess who decided to grace this floral fiesta with their presence? None other than King Charles and Queen Camilla themselves!

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Upon their arrival, the royal couple was warmly greeted by Keith Weed, the President of the Royal Horticultural Society. But they weren't alone in their botanical escapade! The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester along with Prince and Princess Michael of Kent joined in on the fun, making it a truly regal affair.

Chatting with celebs and charming gardens

King Charles, always known for his green thumb, was spotted having a lively chat with none other than TV presenter and gardening guru, Alan Titchmarsh. The excitement in the air was palpable as they discussed the innovative and stunning displays around them.

. 20/05/2024. London, United Kingdom. King Charles III and Queen Camilla during a visit at the Chelsea Flower Show in Lo

But wait, there's more! Queen Camilla had her own special moment as she was given a tour of the Bridgerton Garden. Inspired by the character Penelope Featherington, this garden is all about transformation and embracing one's true self – a theme that resonates with many. And let's be honest, who doesn't love a good Bridgerton reference?

The cherry on top of this royal outing? Queen Camilla's sheer delight upon seeing the wicker sculptures of her beloved Jack Russells, Bluebell and Beth. Crafted by the talented Emma Stothard, these sculptures made their debut at the Highgrove Gardens Shop, capturing the hearts of all who laid eyes on them.

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A royal patronage

It's worth noting that King Charles's passion for gardening and the environment has recently been recognized with his announcement as the next Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society. His joy and enthusiasm during the tour of the gardens were evident, showcasing his commitment to horticulture and conservation.

As the Chelsea Flower Show continues to dazzle visitors with its floral wonders, the royal visit by King Charles and Queen Camilla will undoubtedly remain one of the highlights of this year's event. From 'Bridgerton'-inspired gardens to heartwarming tributes to their furry companions, this royal outing was nothing short of enchanting.