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Queen Elizabeth Arrives by Golf Cart — in Bright Pink! — for Her Favorite Flower Show

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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth is embracing the floral beauty of spring — and some new wheels!

On Monday, the 96-year-old monarch stepped out for the Chelsea Flower Show in London, arriving by golf cart for the first time on an official engagement and wearing a bright pink ensemble. (The Sun previously reported that the Queen was being ferried in a new battery-powered, luxury golf cart amid her ongoing mobility issues.)

"Adjustments have been made for the Queen's comfort," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said of the Queen's new ride.

Accompanied by relatives — including her son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, her granddaughter Princess Beatrice and Beatrice's husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi — she was treated to a display commemorating her historic 70 years on the throne. (The famed horticulture show was canceled in 2020 due to COVID and postponed in 2021.)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) is given a tour of the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2022. - The Chelsea flower show is held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) is given a tour of the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2022. - The Chelsea flower show is held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

DAN KITWOOD/POOL/AFP via Getty Queen Elizabeth

Designed by Simon Lycett, the new display featured a steel frame shaped in the familiar outline of the portrait of the Queen used on U.K. stamps. The frame contains 70 terra cotta plant pots surrounded by a smaller silhouette of the Sovereign fashioned from greenery.

Queen Elizabeth II is given a tour by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society during a visit to The Chelsea Flower Show 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2022 in London, England. The Chelsea Flower Show returns to its usual place in the horticultural calendar after being cancelled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. This year sees the Show celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and also a theme of calm and mindfulness running through the garden designs.
Queen Elizabeth II is given a tour by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society during a visit to The Chelsea Flower Show 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2022 in London, England. The Chelsea Flower Show returns to its usual place in the horticultural calendar after being cancelled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. This year sees the Show celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and also a theme of calm and mindfulness running through the garden designs.

Dan Kitwood/Getty Queen Elizabeth at the Chelsea Flower Show

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Also at the event were the Queen's cousins, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

Other prominent constructions on show for the royals were the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Garden, which honors the Battle of Britain during WWII and celebrates the charity's support for RAF personnel, veterans and their families for more than 100 years.

Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are given a tour during a visit to The Chelsea Flower Show 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2022 in London, England. The Chelsea Flower Show returns to its usual place in the horticultural calendar after being cancelled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. This year sees the Show celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and also a theme of calm and mindfulness running through the garden designs.
Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are given a tour during a visit to The Chelsea Flower Show 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2022 in London, England. The Chelsea Flower Show returns to its usual place in the horticultural calendar after being cancelled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. This year sees the Show celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and also a theme of calm and mindfulness running through the garden designs.

Dan Kitwood/Getty Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are given a tour during a visit to The Chelsea Flower Show on May 23.

Elsewhere, a garden put together by the U.K. mental health charity Mind provides a colorful and restful place for visitors to connect with each other. After the flower show this week, it will be taken to a local branch of Mind, providing eco-therapy for those with mental health challenges.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are given a tour of The Chelsea Flower Show 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2022 in London, England. The Chelsea Flower Show returns to its usual place in the horticultural calendar after being cancelled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. This year sees the Show celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and also a theme of calm and mindfulness running through the garden designs.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are given a tour of The Chelsea Flower Show 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2022 in London, England. The Chelsea Flower Show returns to its usual place in the horticultural calendar after being cancelled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. This year sees the Show celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and also a theme of calm and mindfulness running through the garden designs.

Dan Kitwood/Getty Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex at the Chelsea Flower Show on May 23.

Following a winter and early spring when the Queen largely carried out her duties behind closed doors at Windsor Castle, the Flower Show is the fourth high-profile event she attended in recent weeks. Last Tuesday, she joined Edward at the official opening of the new landmark railway the Elizabeth Line, which was named for her.

Next week, the Queen hopes to attend many of the events celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, beginning with the annual Trooping the Colour on June 2.

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