Buckingham Palace unveils the Queen's wonderful tribute to the NHS

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has unveiled the Queen's wonderful tribute to NHS.

The NHS is turning 72 on Sunday, and the birthday celebrations are set to get off to a great start.

Following the difficult few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has made us appreciate the NHS more than ever, Buckingham Palace has unveiled a beautiful new tribute to all the health professionals.

Planted in the Memorial Gardens in St James’ Park, the two 30-ft long flowerbeds spell out NHS in commemoration of all the health workers who have been tireless on the frontline.

Rob Dowling, assistant park manager at St James’s Park said, “We hope it demonstrates how special the NHS is to The Royal Parks and is just a small token of our appreciation for all their hard work and dedication this year, and every year.”

the Queen

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Sharing the pictures on social media, the Royal Parks Twitter account read, ‘The gardeners have done a fantastic job on the flower beds outside #BuckinghamPalace. All ready to say #ThankYouTogether to our amazing @NHSuk on Sunday. #NHSBirthday’.

While we bet the Queen is thrilled to have this tribute right next to her residence, she might not be able to see it in person for a while.

The monarch is thought to still be at Windsor Castle, where she’s been self-isolating with Prince Phillip and their staff.

During her speech back in April, when she addressed the nation during the worst time in the pandemic, the Queen addressed the NHS staff and thanked them for their hard work.

"I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all", she said.

"I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all. I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times."

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the managing editor of woman&home. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.