The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) ‘Back to Nature’ Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous.@the_rhs Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature.
Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular.
Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.
Tomorrow Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family, will attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Wishing The Duke and Duchess of Sussex a very happy wedding anniversary.
Today marks one year since Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. @sussexroyal
Lady Gabriella Windsor arrives at The West Steps of St Georges Chapel with her father, Prince Michael of Kent.
Lady Gabriella’s wedding dress was a bespoke design by Luisa Beccaria. Flowers in St George’s Chapel included coral sunset peonies, coral and white roses, white hydrangea, white delphiniums, apricot stocks and seasonal flowers, in addition to the creamy ivory ‘Ella’ rose, by David Austin, named for the bride.
Swipe to see images from The Earl of Wessex’s time in Croatia. HRH has attended a number of engagements over the last two days, including visits to the Diocletian Palace, the Mestrovic Gallery and HMS DUNCAN.
You can read about The Earl’s #RoyalVisit to Slovenia, North Macedonia and Croatia this week via the link in our bio.
St James’s Palace has been the setting for some of the most important events in Royal history, and remains a busy working Palace today. 📸Can you spot a footprint on the archway leading into Colour Court at the Palace?
Swipe ⬅️ to see a close up of the footprint 👣
Legend has it that this footprint belongs to Henry VIII!
It is said that he had the outline of his foot etched into the wall so he knew where to place his foot when dismounting his horse.
The Earl of Wessex visits a pre-school in North Macedonia, to see how a @unicef programme is helping to enhance early childhood development and promote inclusive behaviour at a primary school age #RoyalVisitNorthMacedonia 🇲🇰 HRH has undertaken a series of engagements highlighting the strong relationship the UK has with the country. Swipe 👉 to see The Earl meeting the President of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, and images from an event with young people working on sustainable solutions for urban planning, fashion and biodiversity.
The Duke of Gloucester has attended a series of Royal engagements in Bedford – visiting Bedford School, St Mary's Church and Wardown House.
At Bedford School, The Duke inspected the Combined Cadet Force contingents from six schools in the local area. The visit marked the centenary of the last royal inspection of the school contingents in 1918 by The Duke’s grandfather King George V.
That inspection poignantly commemorated the 470 Old Bedfordians who lost their lives in the World War I.
At Wardown House The Duke visited the Museum and met people from the community who have been involved in the re-development of the site, which has been used as a military hospital during WW1. It became a museum in 1931.
The Earl of Wessex meets young people taking part in the DofE @international_award , hearing about the skills they have developed whilst working to achieve their Award #RoyalVisitSlovenia
Over 200 young people attended the event yesterday at Ljubljana Castle - The Earl of Wessex is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The DofE’s International Award, which encourages young people to learn new skills, get physically active, volunteer within their communities and discover a sense of adventure outside the classroom.
The Award in Slovenia is currently operating in more than 70 schools and youth organisations, involving more than 1,800 Award participants a year.
Today in Seoul, South Korea, The Duke of York attended a lunch hosted by former @unitednations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.
His Royal Highness also visited SK Telecoms, which is the largest mobile operator in Korea. HRH was given a tour of their headquarters and was shown how their technology is being used for alerts ahead of natural disasters.
Follow @hrhthedukeofyork for more from his visit to South Korea.
Garden Parties have been held since the 1860s - this painting depicts Queen Victoria returning to Buckingham Palace in an open carriage pulled by grey horses. Nowadays, over 30,000 people come to Garden Parties each year.
📷 Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Prince of Wales has hosted the first of this year’s Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace today.
The Duchess of Cornwall and The Princess Royal also attended, meeting guests many of whom were invited in recognition of service in their communities.