Pictures of the Princess of Wales planting a wild cherry tree at Westminster Abbey have been released today.
The princess planted the tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to encourage tree planting in honor of the Queen’s Jubilee. Below, the late Queen and then the Prince of Wales as they plant a tree in the grounds of Windsor Castle to kick off the effort in March 2021.
The project was originally intended to be completed by the end of the year, but that deadline has been extended. More from the Queen’s Green Canopy site
Following the wishes of our Patron, Her Majesty the King, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative will be extended until the end of March 2023 to allow people to plant trees at the memorial to honor Her Majesty……. The initiative will now be extended to include the entire tree planting season beginning in October 2022 and ending in March 2023.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is proud to have created a living legacy by planting more than one million trees in Her Majesty’s name across the country during the first planting season, from October 2021 to March 2022. Expanding QGC initiatives will build on and serve this legacy As a lasting tribute to His Majesty’s extraordinary service to his country and his people.
Another picture from March shows Sophie, Countess of Wessex and schoolgirls after planting an elm tree in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
You may recall the “Tree of Trees” sculpture created for the Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, seen in this photo below of Prince William and Nicholas Bacon, chair of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
In photos released today, you can see the Princess, the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle and members of the Abbey’s garden team.
I think we also see the Abbey’s choir boys in one of the images.
Below, a closeup of a plaque commemorating the event. as Royal Central Its story states, “The wild cherry comes from an estate in the Duchy of Cornwall. Kate is also now the Duchess of Cornwall as Prince William inherited the duchy immediately after becoming heir to the throne.”
The plaque shows that the planting was last Wednesday, just one day before the taping together at christmas Carol concert at the Abbey.
In another way.
Now to see what Kate wore in the new photos.
The princess brought back her Holland Cooper double-breasted black watch coat (£749, roughly $900 at today’s exchange rate).
The midi-length design features a comfortable fit, notched lapels, vertical welt pockets at the hips with rivets and branded embossed gold-tone buttons.
Underneath the coat, Princess was distinguished by The Outnet’s house label Iris and Ink. She wore the Iris and Ink Éloise Wool-Blend Turtleneck ($190, no longer available) and the Ernestine Wool-Blend Midi Skirt ($215, no longer available), both in forest green. The skirt and top are 95% wool and 5% elastane, and they have contrasting ribbed panels.
This is the same dress worn in a commemorative video from November 2021.
The princess wore what appeared to be a new pair of boots. They’re similar to the custom Gianvito Rossi brown pair first seen at a rugby match in November and worn again in Boston, as are the Gianvito Rossi Glen ($1695) in navy suede.
The earrings are a familiar style, the Maria Black Cha Cha Style ($376), shown below as worn on another occasion. The earrings are sterling silver plated in 22-carat gold.
They’re also available as single earrings ($155 at Garmentary, $188 at Maria Black).
Today was the royal family’s annual Christmas lunch, the first time it has been held since 2019. The 2020 lunch was canceled as the country was in lockdown and the 2021 lunch was also canceled due to Covid-related concerns. King Charles has been selected for today’s engagement at Windsor Castle; It was usually at Buckingham Palace. More from this hello story.
The pre-Christmas lunch is usually held at Buckingham Palace on the Wednesday before Christmas, shortly before the King departs for Sandringham for the festive period.
News of Charles’ party comes hours after Buckingham Palace confirmed that the King, Queen Consort and members of the royal family will spend Christmas at Sandringham for the first time in three years.
In a brief statement, Buckingham Palace said: “Their Majesties the King and Queen Consort will attend the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on Sunday 25 December 2022 with members of the Royal Family.”
I have no photos of arrival or departure. (Daily Mail (This article contains images.)
Camila Merry Christmas! King and Queen Consort treat dozens of relatives to a sit-down turkey lunch at Windsor Castle https://t.co/gAp7ZQo47n pic.twitter.com/Sv76vnTMu6
— Daily Mail UK (@DailyMailUK) December 20, 2022
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