Alan Titchmarsh: Chelsea Flower Show is the 'height of horticultural excellence'

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Queen Elizabeth II wore a floral skirt paired with a blue jacket, a colour which suits her so well, and smiled broadly as she visited the flower show.

Middleton paired the dress with nude pumps and pulled her brunette locks into a loose ponytail to show off her sparkling green earrings.

The Duchess' dress was the flawless colour choice - green is a fashion favourite this season.

Monday's London event was attended by TV cook Mary Berry, who joined BBC Radio 2′s Chris Evans to open the pair's vegetable-packed Taste Garden, one of the station's five Feel Good gardens celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The monarch and Duke of Edinburgh will be greeted by Sir Nicholas Bacon on Monday, president of the Royal Horticultural Society, before being led around a selection of displays.

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The garden at the Chelsea Flower Show forms part of the RHS's campaign to transform grey and unloved corners into planted-up places for people and wildlife. The royals were shown around the gardens and saw displays including the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden 2017 by Professor Nigel Dunnett.

They will also see a garden set within an "urban landscape" which will, for the first time at the 104-year-old show, feature street art.

The garden creation for the annual Royal Flower show will give the public the chance to experience the quality of a Blue Forest Tree House. After touring the attractive display, the royals attended a private reception.

The Duchess' choice of dress was flawless for a day at the Chelsea Flower Show where she explored garden exhibits and even admired the "William and Catherine Rose" flower, named after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012. Established in 1913, the event has become one of the world's greatest showcases for horticultural excellence, attracting 165,000 visitors each year.

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