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2018: Queen Elizabeth speaks with Ian Limmer on the Peter Beales Roases exhibition as she attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
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Royalty at Chelsea Flower Show through the years

Published: March 6, 2022 at 12:56 pm

Royalty has been a significant presence at the Chelsea Flower Show from its first year to today. Here are Royals through the years at Chelsea

From its inception in 1913, Chelsea Flower Show has always attracted royalty including a selection who have even helped to create gardens for the show. Below are a series of photographs offering a snapshot of the royals at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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1913-1947

1930s: King George V and Queen Mary at the Chelsea Flower Show,
1930s: King George V and Queen Mary at the Chelsea Flower Show, © (Daily Express Publication, London, 1936). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

1949-1979

1947: Royal party by formal pond at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
1947: Royal party by formal pond at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. © RHS Lindley Collection

1971 to 2019

2019: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits her garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
2019: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits her garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show © (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In 2020

Of course, 2020 was the year of Virtual Chelsea! But the Queen was there in spirit.

In 2021

Anne, Princess Royal visits the Great Pavilion during a private view of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Anne, Princess Royal visits the Great Pavilion during a private view of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show © Suzanne Plunkett/RHS

RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place 24-28 May 2022

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