Together Again! Queen Elizabeth & Prince Charles Mark 'The Start Of The Queen's Green Canopy Tree Planting In The U.K.'
Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth reunited on Friday, October 1, at her Balmoral estate in Scotland to plant a tree in honor of the Queen's Green Canopy, "a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee,'" the website states.
"Today The Queen and The Duke of Rothesay welcomed local schoolchildren onto the Balmoral Estate to mark the start of the @QGCanopy tree planting season in the UK," a message read on The Royal Family's Twitter page.
During the day, the mother-son duo got to interact with students from Crathie Primary School.
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"@Crathie_School enjoyed an outdoor forest session at Balmoral as part of the tree planting this morning," the message continued. "The children are the first class in the UK to undertake the @QGCanopy Junior Forester Award, launched today with @royal_forestry and @scotforestry. The children learnt how to identify species of trees, estimate a tree’s age and how to make woodland crowns. The Junior Forestry Award teaches children about the environmental benefits of trees, as well as practical woodland management skills."
In the video clips, the Queen, 95, is seen flipping through a book, which some of the kids seemed to have given her. "I shall look at it in the car. Thank you very much," she said.
Earlier this year, Charles, 72, and his mother kicked off the campaign.
"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 with the matriarch.
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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."