The lovely gift the Queen is given every week at Buckingham Palace has been revealed.
- The monarch is said to receive a posy every Monday from the gardeners at the Palace.
- The Queen is greeted by the lovely gesture when she’s back from Windsor, where she regularly spends her weekends.
- This follows royal news that the Queen’s nephew, Earl of Snowdon, has announced he’s splitting from his wife Serena (opens in new tab).
But it turns out that her return to work on Mondays includes a lovely present from some of her employees.
To show off the the fruits of their labours, the Queen’s gardeners put together a posy for her so she can see what flowers are blossoming that week.
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Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh said to the Radio Times, "She [the Queen] has a little posy cut for her every Monday, which is placed on her desk when she gets back from Windsor.
"'It will typically have six or seven different types of flowers from the garden to give her a little snapshot of what's looking good at that time."
The lovely gesture is likely to brighten the Queen’s M
ondays, even more so since she’s become increasingly more interested in gardening.
Robert Hillier, chairman of Hillier Nurseries, spoke to the Queen at Chelsea Flower Show in 2017, and recalled, "She has never shown her knowledge before.
“We have met many times but suddenly she is so interested in plants and planting.
“She obviously enjoys going to Chelsea, but in the past she has not been so animated. She has got really into gardening. It's never too late!"
Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. 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.
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