The Queen attended one of her favoured yearly events yesterday —and she arrived in style.
The monarch visited the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in London, touring the grounds in a Royal Household buggy. For the event, the royal channelled springtime in a fuchsia coat with gold buttons over a white floral-print dress.
During her visit, she was greeted by the president of the Royal Horticultural Society, Keith Weed, and saw several displays, including a garden celebrating her upcoming Platinum Jubilee. The display, designed by Simon Lycett, features laser-cut steel silhouettes of the monarch, surrounded by 70 planted terra-cotta pots, representing each year of her reign.
"Adjustments have been made for the Queen’s comfort," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told Bazaar of the show's itinerary and her use of the buggy.
Several members of the royal family also attended the event, including Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex; Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi; the Duke of Gloucester; the Duke of Kent; Prince Michael of Kent; and Princess Alexandra.
The event marks the latest surprise appearance from the monarch, who has recently made day-of decisions on attending public engagements, due to "episodic mobility problems". She recently stepped out to cheer on her granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where she was driven as close to her party's stand as possible.
Last week, the Queen also attended one of several events honouring her 70th anniversary. Wearing an all-yellow outfit to a ceremony marking the completion of the Elizabeth line, named after her, at Paddington Station, she unveiled a plaque to mark the line's official opening and purchased the first ticket using a commemorative Elizabeth line Oyster card.
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