King Charles presents medal in memory of his mother at Chelsea Flower Show

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King Charles and Queen Camilla have paid their first visit to the Chelsea Flower Show as King and Queen. They toured the grounds on the eve of the opening to the public.

The King and Queen presented the first “Elizabeth Medal of Honour” in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II was a regular visitor of the Chelsea Flower Show, and she was also patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, which runs the event, for 70 years.

The new medal of honour is for those who have made an impact in advancing the science, art or practice of horticulture. The first three persons to receive it were Baroness Fookes, Piet Oudolf and Judy Ling Wong.

The King and Queen were not the only royal visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show. Princess Alexandra and her son James Ogilvy also visited, as did the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Michael of Kent. In addition, the Princess of Wales also visited earlier that day to join the first Children’s Picnic.

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