The Chelsea Flower Show may be different this year, but Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family are still celebrating spring. Each year, the Chelsea Flower Show is a highly-anticipated event for the royal family. Although the event has
gone virtual in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Queen, Prince Charles and more royals are celebrating by sharing their own favorite flowers.
Queen Elizabeth, 94, chose to highlight the lily-of-the-valley, sharing photos of the white flower growing in the Buckingham Palace gardens. The monarch has been a fan of the bloom for many years — in fact, it was featured in her coronation bouquet back in 1953 along with orchids from England, stephanotis from Scotland, orchids from Wales, and carnations from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Prince Charles, an avid gardener, picked the delphinium plant, which covers a tall stem in blue, purple and pink.
"For me, the magnificent, gloriously apparelled delphinium, with its impeccable bearing and massed in platoons, holds pride of place in my botanical affections," said the Queen's son, 71.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall shares her husband's affinity for beautiful plants, choosing the alchemilla mollis, commonly known as the the "lady's-mantle," as her favorite flower.
"This acid green fluffy-flowered plant is one of the best-ever foliage plants for the garden and the vase. A must for every gardener," she said.