Prince Charles & Queen Elizabeth Mark New Campaign By Planting A Tree At Windsor Castle — See Photo

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May. 17 2021, Published 11:10 a.m. ET

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Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth are not afraid to get a little dirty!

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The mother-son duo planted a small oak at Windsor Castle earlier this year to mark a new campaign called Plant a Tree for the Jubilee. 

"Today marks the launch of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and to enhance our environment now, and for generations to come," The initiative invites people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”! @qgcanopy," Charles and Camilla's official Instagram account captioned a photo of the 72-year-old with his mom, who just turned 95 in April. 

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The message continued, "The Queen joined The Prince of Wales, Patron of @qgcanopy, for the first Jubilee tree planting at Windsor Castle earlier this year. With a focus on planting sustainably, the initiative invites individuals, community groups, businesses and others across the UK to plant trees. The @qgcanopy will also see a network of ancient trees and woodland across the UK dedicated to The Queen to mark the occasion, highlighting the importance of protecting our existing natural resources for future generations."

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"As patron of the Queen's Green Canopy, I am delighted to launch this unique tree planting initiative, created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Whether you are an individual hoping to plant a single sampling in your garden, a school or community group planting a tree, counsel, charity or business intending to plant a whole avenue of trees or a farmer looking to create new hedgerows, everyone across the country can get involved," Charles said in the video clip. 

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He continued, "Throughout her reign, the Queen has officially planted more than 1,500 trees all over the world. In March, during the most recent planting season, I was delighted to have an opportunity to plant a tree with Her Majesty in the grounds of Windsor Castle to launch this very special initiative. There is a reason for this profoundly symbolic act — planting a tree is a statement of hope and faith in the future. As we approach this most special year, I invite you all to join me to plant a tree for the Jubilee, in other words, 'Tree-Bilee!'"

The Queen's Green Canopy hopes to highlight and showcase 70 irreplaceable ancient woodlands across the U.K. and identify 70 ancient trees.

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Of course, people loved the idea. One person wrote, "Will definitely be planting a Tree-bilee! I'll find space in my garden," while another added, "Fantastic initiative, I have been following this for years after watching a documentary about it....it has united so many commonwealth countries."

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