Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday last April 21. Yet, her celebration is not yet over and she will be having an official birthday festivity on the 13th of June as a British monarch tradition. During the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Her Majesty was given honour through various displays of flowers. Here are some of the flowers that left a mark on the Queen’s day.
A floral installation composed of 5,000 roses at Chelsea flower show for the Queen
A Huyton florist, Joseph Massie, was commissioned to install a floral tunnel made of 5,000 cut roses and 1,000 preserved rose petals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to be dedicated to Queen Elizabeth for her 90th birthday.
Cornflowers and forget-me-nots to Queen’s 90th birthday commemorative china
When the Queen was born on April 21, 1926, forget-me-nots were in bloom, and cornflowers bloom in June, which is the month of the Queen’s official birthday. Together, forget-me-nots and cornflowers became the inspiration in this year’s set of chinaware to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The porcelains were hand-finished in 22 carat gold.
The queen joked about people ‘wanting her dead’ after she was given lily of the valley by well-wishers
While touring around the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a gardener told her majesty how the lily of the valley was once used as a poison. The queen said, “I’ve been given two bunches this week. Perhaps they want me dead.”
A cut-out of the Queen’s head filled with flowers at Chelsea
A florist from New Covent Garden Flower Market created a cut-out of the Queen’s head filled with sweet peas, hydrangeas, alliums, roses, freesias, and other flowers in her honour. It has been one of the Chelsea Flower Show highlights.
When people were asked of how they will describe the Queen, words like “iron-lady”, “history”, and “immortal” came out. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in the British history surpassing her great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s 63 years, seven months and two days on the throne.