UK: Queen plans to attend Chelsea Flower Show on Monday if she is feeling well enough

The Queen is set to attend the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday if she is feeling well enough - less than a week after her surprise appearance to officially open the Elizabeth line.

The 96-year-old monarch, who is Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, is hoping to visit the famous gardening event on May 23 at the Royal Hospice Chelsea to see the displays which celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

Since the Queen's Coronation in 1953, Her Majesty is thought to have missed around 11 Chelsea Flower Shows, according to the RHS - with the most recent being last year's autumn flower show, which was the first in its 108-year history due to the Covid pandemic.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra are also set to attend the annual event.

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