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10 beautiful photos of the royals at the Chelsea Flower Show

The Queen and her family are a green-fingered bunch

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Danielle Stacey
Danielle StaceyOnline Royal CorrespondentLondon
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show made a sensational return this week. The annual in-person event - which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic - has welcomed visitors to tour its spaces and gardens once again, including the royal family.

It's said to be one of the Queen's favourite events, and on Monday, she delighted crowds by making an appearance on the first day at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

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HELLO! takes a look back on some of our favourite photos of the royals at the Chelsea Flower Show over the years...

The green-fingered Duchess of Cambridge co-designed the Back to Nature garden at the show in 2019 alongside landscape architects Davies White. Inspired by elements of her childhood and more recent memories with her own children, it featured a tree house, a den and a rope swing.  As well as giving the Queen a tour of the space, Kate brought Prince GeorgePrincess Charlotte and Prince Louis along to play in the garden.

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We love this image of the Queen next to a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market in 2016. 10,000 stems were used to create this tribute to Her Majesty on her 90th birthday in 2016. She became patron of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 1952 at the start of her reign.

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Prince Harry sits in a Basotho chair during his visit to the Sentebale 'Hope in Vulnerability' garden in 2015. Sentebale was founded by the Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso in 2006. Sentebale means 'forget-me-not' in the Sesotho language, representing a pledge to remember the most vulnerable children in Southern Africa.

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Princess Beatrice literally stopped to smell the flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2011.

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This photo was taken two years before they announced their engagement but Princess Eugenie is rocking a very bridal look as she attends the Chelsea Flower Show with future husband, Jack Brooksbank, in 2016.

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Prince Charles kisses the Queen as they attend the Chelsea Flower Show in 2009. The monarch presented her son and heir apparent with the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour.

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How gorgeous is this shot of the Countess of Wessex holding a bouquet at the show in 2018?

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Now that's what you call a flower wall! The Duchess of Cornwall looked amazed by this garden in 2011.

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In May 2022, the Queen was escorted around by a £62,000 buggy amid her ongoing mobility issues. The Monarch, who looked pretty in pink, was joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Beatrice.

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The royal family have been supporting the Chelsea Flower Show since its inception in 1913, and here’s King George VI, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret admiring a display in 1951.

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