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Duchess of Cambridge releases unseen photo in support of the first ever virtual Chelsea Flower Show

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The Duchess of Cambridge has shared a previously unseen photo of herself on Wednesday to support the Chelsea Flower Show.

The annual event, which opened on Monday, is being held virtually for the first time in its history after being cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

In the image, the Duchess is shown working on the Back To Nature garden she helped design, which featured at last year’s event.

The Duchess is seen dressed in a casual ensemble including a green shirt and jeans, as she assists gardeners plant shrubs in the woodland-inspired display.

“One year on from The Duchess of Cambridge’s #BackToNature Garden, the Chelsea Flower Show is going digital!”, the post was captioned on Twitter.

“Visit @The_RHS to join the virtual #ChelseaFlowerShow for practical gardening advice from world-leading designers and experts all from the comfort of your own home.”

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“The Duchess’s Back to Nature garden in 2019 aimed to highlight the physical and mental health benefits of the natural world and inspire children, families, and communities to enjoy the great outdoors.”

The family-friendly garden featured a treehouse, swing, waterfall, and stepping stones and as well as a hollow log for children to play on. The Duchess took a very hands-on approach to the project and was on site every day in the lead-up to the opening at Chelsea.

On the shows opening day in 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave a tour to Her Majesty The Queen.

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People magazine reported at the time that the Duchess spent her last few moments before the monarch’s arrival tidying stray twigs and leaves.

“It’s very tidy”, the publication reported The Queen said with a big smile, giving her royal seal of approval.

The annual event is a favourite of members of the royal family, and past visitors have included The Queen and Prince Phillip, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

The event will be held online until Saturday, May 24.

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