Prince Edward & Sophie, Countess Of Wessex Visit Garden & Mingle With Others At The Chelsea Flower Show — See Pics!
It's all coming up roses! Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex made an appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show, which took place in mid-September.
The two looked like they had a great time mingling while getting to view the gorgeous floral arrangements.
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Keep scrolling through the gallery below to see more photos from the pair's outing!
Wearing all white and carrying a neutral purse, the blonde beauty met with The Sun's gardening editor, Peter Seabrook, and gardener Molli Christmas, who presented the royal with a Verbena bedding plant called "Margaret's Memory."
"The Chelsea Flower Show is hosted by @The_RHS, of which The Queen is Patron," The Royal Family's Twitter wrote. "This year is the first time it’s been held in the autumn. "For last year’s virtual #RHSChelsea members of the Royal Family revealed their favourite flowers: https://bit.ly/2XuENpU."
"The @QGCanopy garden is the largest of this year’s show gardens, and highlights the vital importance of trees and woodlands," the Queen's Instagram account captioned some photos of Edward and Sophie. "The @QGCanopy initiative invites everyone to plant a tree to improve our planet’s biodiversity and to mark Her Majesty’s #PlatinumJubilee in 2022."
Hollywood star Judi Dench even made an appearance at the event! "We'd like to thank QGC Ambassador Dame Judi Dench for opening our garden with such style and inviting everyone to "Plant a Tree for the #Jubilee," the note read. "Unveiled with the help of some brilliant #ChelseaPensioners, what a way to start the week! @RHChelsea @The_RHS #RHSChelsea."
The royal family has been attending the event for almost 100 years! King George V and Queen Mary came in 1930, Queen Elizabeth visited in 1971, Prince Charles joined his mother in 2002 and the 95-year-old and Prince William and Kate Middleton came in 2019.
Last year, the event was virtual due to the ongoing pandemic.
"On the occasion of the Opening of the Virtual Chelsea Flower Show 2020, I send my best wishes to all those associated with the Royal Horticultural Society," the note began on the royal family's website. "My family and I have always enjoyed visiting the Show, and I know that your Members and Supporters will be disappointed that they are unable to attend in person this year. As Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, I was pleased to hear that you will be providing gardening advice and virtual sessions on your website, from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd May."
The message continued, "I am sure that my grandmother, Queen Mary, who first attended the Chelsea Flower Show in 1916, would be delighted that many people today have an enthusiasm for horticulture, and that gardening remains a popular pastime in the United Kingdom. As you adapt to the present circumstances, I hope you find this unique event enjoyable and interesting."