Royals and Roses
William, Kate and Harry at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016
(photo @Kensington Royal Twitter)
Life may not always be a bed of roses for royalty but at this year's Chelsea Flower Show there were plenty of royals and plenty of roses. After a difficult weekend in which the Duke of York faced scrutiny over his finances, just about every member of the House of Windsor arrived at the famous event filled with smiles. After a tricky few days, it was time to come out smelling of roses.
There was, of course, a big spotlight on the Duchess of Cambridge - Kate was making her first appearance at the show. So was William but funnily enough there were more people interested in his duchess.
Prince Harry is a regular of the Chelsea Flower Show, having exhibited before with his Sentebale gardens, and he was on hand to show his brother and sister in law the floral routine.
It's wonderful to have Prince Harry back at #RHSChelsea again, pictured visiting the #5000poppies tribute. pic.twitter.com/BUkBkBhLmD— The RHS (@The_RHS) May 23, 2016
By the time they got there, there was a huge royal presence already. The Countess of Wessex had arrived as had the Princess Royal and her husband, Tim Lawrence.
The Duke of York had also made an appearance with his two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra also attended. It's the biggest royal turnout there for years.
Her Majesty views #5000poppies @The_RHS, a glorious tribute to the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women pic.twitter.com/2hQM3ksJEm— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 23, 2016