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King Charles and Queen Camilla at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show© Getty

Chelsea Flower Show day one: King Charles and Queen Camilla lead royal arrivals

The royals enjoyed a sun-soaked afternoon in London 

Megan Bull
TV Writer
May 20, 2024
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Spring has sprung, culminating in a magical display at the Chelsea Flower Show. Commencing on Monday 20 May, day one of the annual showcase welcomed King Charles and Queen Camilla to the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. 

Greeted by the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Keith Weed, the couple enjoyed a day out in the sunshine, marvelling at the resplendent and innovative gardens on display. 

King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive at the Chelsea Flower Show

Joining Charles and Camilla, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were also in attendance. See the best photos from their royal outing…

King Charles chatting with Alan Titchmarsh© Getty

King Charles enjoyed an animated conversation with TV presenter and gardening sensation, Alan Titchmarsh. 

Queen Camilla in the Bridgerton Garden© Getty

 Queen Camilla was given a tour of the Bridgerton Garden. According to the official RHS website, the space is inspired by the character Penelope Featherington and symbolises her "journey from being a wallflower to embracing her true self." 

Queen Camilla looking at wicker sculptures of her dogs© Getty

Her Majesty was particularly delighted to see the wicker sculptures of her beloved Jack Russells, Bluebell and Beth. Created by weaver Emma Stothard, they made their debut at the Highgrove Gardens Shop. 

King Charles exploring the Chelsea Flower Show© Getty

King Charles appeared in good spirits as he toured the gardens. His Majesty was recently announced as the next Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society. 

Charles and Camilla meet children in the No Parents Allowed garden© Getty

The royal couple posed with pupils of the Sulivan Primary school as they visited the No Adults Allowed Garden, that the children helped co-design. 

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