A Customary Gift For The Queen

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When tradition is in play, the monarchs of Great Britain definitely hold the title for tradition. 

Surprisingly, one of the many traditions of the royal family includes the Queen receiving a gift of a posy from the gardens of the palace every Monday as far as she’s in residence at Buckingham Palace. 

The very thoughtful and flowery gift is associated with Her Majesty’s love for plants and flowers which in 2017 she revealed she had discovered a renewed interest in gardening, having been inspired by a garden restoration project at Windsor.

The renewed interest resurfaced when herself and her husband Prince Philip were touring the Chelsea Flower Show. There she wowed everyone with her extensive knowledge about plants. Robert Hillier, the chairman of Hillier Nurseries, disclosed then: “She has never shown her knowledge before. We have met many times but suddenly she is so interested in plants and planting… She obviously enjoys going to Chelsea, but in the past she has not been so animated. She has got really into gardening. It’s never too late!”