Dutch honour King Charles with tulips

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The Dutch have honoured King Charles with a tulip named after the monarch.

Tulips are closely associated with the Netherlands, which is why the naming of a new golden flower is such a tribute to the King. He was honoured with the flower as a gift for his 2023 coronation.

The Tulipa King Charles III was christened with champagne by the British Ambassador to the Netherlands, Joanna Roper, in Keukenhof Park in Lisse.

Roper said: “Tulips are perhaps the most famous symbol of the Netherlands and to name this tulip after His Majesty King Charles III is a wonderful way to emphasise the close ties between the UK and the Netherlands.”

Some of the tulips have already been planted in the UK, including in Herefordshire.

According to Hybris, a Dutch tulip bulb breeder, the flowers will be publicly available for the 2027-2028 season.

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