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Charles III gets a new title at the Chelsea Flower Show

Charles III has been given a brand new title as he attended a sun soaked RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The monarch was declared ‘King of the Compost’ by school pupils who met him as he toured the show on the evening before it opens to the public.

King Charles chatted happily as children declared him ”King of the Compost”
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The King looked delighted as he was presented with a badge bearing his new title by the children who said they had come up with the new title because of His Majesty’s love of horitculture.

New title for Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla was also given a new name by the pupils who had been at work on one of the most popular displays at the show, the ”No Adults Allowed” garden which features a slide as part of its design.

Her Majesty was dubbed ‘Queen of the Bees’ by the pupils.

Queen Camilla enjoyed the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
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The new title was rather appropriate – the visit came on World bee Day and The Queen was touring the Bees for Development display at the show.

The King and Queen were welcomed to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by Alan Titchmarsh and toured many of the gardens on display including the Bridgerton garden which drew an admission from the consort.

The Queen’s TV secret

Queen Camilla told its creators that she had watched series one of the Netflix hit which is set at the court of a previous consort, Queen Charlotte.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester also attended the royal viewing of the show alongside Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from May 21st until May 25th 2024.

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