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Queen Elizabeth Gets Driven Around at the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show

Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles at the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. The 96-year-old monarch attended the Royal Horticultural Society's annual floral festival in West London and was seen grinning from ear to ear! The queen was photographed being driven around the event grounds in a buggy for a tour of the gardens by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Her Majesty could be replaced by other members of the Royal Family at the Trooping the Colour display for the first time in 70 years.Plans are reportedly being made for senior members of The Firm to stand in for the 95-year-old Queen during important parts of the Platinum Jubilee ceremony, reports The Telegraph.Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne may take the royal salute instead as the monarch continues to adapt her busy schedule around her mobility problems.However it is still hoped that Queen, 96, may be able to attend other sections of the landmark event at Horse Guards Parade on Thursday June 2.On the same day, the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories will come together to light a beacon at the same time as the principal beacon at Buckingham Palace.Then Friday June 3, a Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral, before the star-studded Platinum Party At The Palace on Saturday June 4.Queen and Adam Lambert will perform first at the concert — which will be broadcast live on BBC — while Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers and the UK's Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder will also take the stage later in the evening.Hopes of weather fit for a Queen have been raised after forecasters predicted the anniversary of Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne would coincide with an extended spell of warm and bright conditions.John Hammond of weathertrending said: “The potential is there for a lot of rain in some places.
Frogmore Cottage's staggering cost as Meghan and Harry plan to stay for Queen's Jubilee
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently made a surprise trip to the UK ahead of the Invictus Games. It won’t be long until they return again, as the couple are set to come back with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.They're rumoured to be staying in Windsor's royal residence Frogmore Cottage, where Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank currently live with their toddler daughter August Philip.It’s a special place for the royals, as Frogmore was their first family home together when Archie was born.They will be back for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, helping mark this historic celebration in British history.It also has a long history and more recent controversy, especially when the two used millions of pounds in taxpayer money to refurbish the place.Here is everything you need to know about Frogmore Cottage.Despite Harry and Meghan calling Frogmore Cottage home, it is technically owned by the Crown Estate.This means that ownership is passed from monarch to monarch and isn’t solely owned by one person.This complicated matters when Harry and Meghan wanted to refurb the old home, as the Crown Estate is directly funded by taxpayer money.The pair faced massive criticism over the refurbishment, which cost a staggering £2.7million.However, the couple defended their eye-watering bill, saying it was mainly work that already needed doing.
Queen unlikely to be at rest of Jubilee as aides warn of 'good and less good days'
Queen is likely to be absent from most of the remaining events celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, royal insiders have claimed.Sources close to Her Majesty have reportedly indicated that her diary is under constant review and that she will be prioritising the events that she is most keen to attend.Health and mobility issues have forced the Monarch to cancel a number of public appearances in recent months including the State Opening of Parliament where Prince Charles deputised for her.Buckingham Palace are understood to have a new policy in place where the Queen's presence at official events to mark her 70 years on the throne will not be confirmed until the day in question.It is reportedly designed to prevent any potential misunderstandings and stop the events from being overshadowed.Royal aides say the Queen has been experiencing "good and less good days" lately in relation to her health and that she is "aware of her frailties", the Daily Express reports.The monarch did make it to the first of her Jubilee celebrations – the closing of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which was televised on ITV on Sunday evening (May 15).She watched on with pride as her granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor paid a touching tribute to her late grandfather Prince Philip as she drove his carriage around the private grounds of Windsor Castle.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.Royal experts predict that the Queen is most likely to also be in attendance at a Service of Thanksgiving marking her 70-year reign and her traditional appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping of the Colour.A source told the Daily Telegraph last month: “The assumption must
The Queen makes surprise public appearance at Platinum Jubilee after health woes
Queen has officially made a public appearance at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.The main event, which featured incredible music performances as well as parades from the King's Regiment, was shown live on ITV on Sunday (May 15) - and even featured the likes of American actor Tom Cruise.And the Queen arrived in her classic Range Rover, escorted by a parade of horses as she slowly made her way out of the backseat aided by a walking stick.The crowd went wild as her car arrived in the parade square.According to ITV's Chris Ship, the Queen proceeded to take a small elevator up to her seat from ground level, preventing her from being forced to climb steps.He posted on social media: "She used a small lift/elevator to navigate her way from her car in the area to her seat in the stand. As a 96 year old, it’s surprising and astonishing she hasn’t had to do this before."She later sat atop a velvet-lined throne with a blanket across her knees to watch the proceedings outdoors, as the mounted guards performed to music.She wore a grey cardigan encrusted with jewels around her shoulders, over a blue floral patterned top.It comes after her health woes left the monarch unable to appear at the opening of Parliament - an event she had only missed twice before, both times due to pregnancy.Prince Charles appeared in her place to provide the opening speech.Fans were loving seeing their monarch in public again, as they took to Twitter to air their thoughts.One penned: "Why am I smiling so sheepishly.