Camilla, who revealed she likes to look after her own garden, showed off some of her home-grown flowers in the window of the Birkhall home in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where she has been spending lockdown with Prince Charles. Her latest venture is to mark British Flowers Week, which is run by New Covent Garden Market and it urges people to place British-grown blooms in their window boxes, front doors or gates, where others can see them.
Prince Charles and Camilla will perform the Royal Family’s second royal engagement after the coronavirus lockdown.
The royal couple will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at Clarence House in London on Thursday.
Speaking in a video address, Camilla said: “In these difficult times, when we are all searching for something to brighten our lives, there is nothing that can lift our spirits more than our native flowers and plants.
“They are nature’s healers. In our gardens, in our window boxes, or even in just a simple vase, their glorious scents and myriad of colours are veritable life enhancers.”
Camilla’s flowers were grown, selected and arranged by herself.
Some of the flowers included in the colourful bunch included forgot-me-nots, cranesbill, alchemilla, tulips, peonies, poppies, cow parsley and Solomon’s Seal.
The video address was filmed from a different angle than the previous videos she posted during lockdown, revealing black and white family photos.
The Duchess is patron of Floral Angels, a charitable organisation located in New Covent Garden’s Flower Market.
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Rebecca Barrett, of the Covent Garden Market Authority, said: “As we see non-essential retailers including florists and New Covent Garden’s Flower Market itself reopen to the public on
Monday 15th June, it’s more important than ever to show your support for independent British florists and growers.”
Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla are preparing to travel from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, to London, for their event with French President Emmanuel Macron in the Royal Family’s second engagement since lockdown was implemented.
Clarence House revealed the engagement would take place to commemorate the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s call to French members of the public to oppose the German invasion of France during the Second World War.
The meeting will take place just two days after Princess Anne will visit the Duke of Gloucester Barracks, in the royals’ first engagement following the coronavirus lockdown.