Kate obeys the five-second rule! Duchess of Cambridge drops a tomato then eats it from the FLOOR as she joins the Queen and Mary Berry at Chelsea Flower Show
Kate looked stunning in a midi length £1,500 green dress with a white floral print by Rochas
Duchess of Cambridge arrived on Monday evening in brilliant sunshine and was treated to a tour
Other royals, including the Queen, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, as well as Sophie Wessex, were there
Former Bake Off queen Mary Berry, 82, was also in Chelsea for the event
The Duchess of Cambridge obeyed the five-second rule by eating a tomato she dropped on the floor at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday.
Presenter Chris Evans offered Kate a cherry tomato from his Radio Two ‘taste garden’ at Chelsea Flower Show.
Despite dropping it on the decking, the royal, resplendent in a £1,500 floral print Rochas dress, was happy to pop it in her mouth and munch away. After the snack, she told the Radio 2 DJ: ‘It’s delicious and sweet.’
And on the show itself, she added: ‘I loved it. I’m just getting into gardening with the children.’
The Cambridges have their own expansive kitchen garden at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where they grow asparagus. But Kate, 35, revealed she has had to teach Prince George, 3, not to eat the fox gloves – as they’re poisonous.
Describing her own growing efforts, she said: ‘It makes such a difference when you take it from the ground.’
The Queen, 91, led the royal party, which also included Prince Philip, the Countess of Wessex and Princess Eugenie – and revealed that she had listened to Evans’s show that morning as he broadcast from Chelsea. Evans chatted with her briefly as she visited his Taste Garden. He said: ‘She said, “I was listening to you this morning” because it was the Chelsea Flower Show.’ She loved the garden, she was here for a while.’
The Queen also chatted with Mary Berry, who swapped her oven gloves for gardening gloves to help Evans create his garden. Former Bake Off star Miss Berry, 82, exchan
ged tips with the Queen – who watched the show and was a keen home baker when her children were young – before discussing vegetables with Prince Philip.
‘The Duke was asking about kohlrabi and he reckoned it was a bit wet and not full of flavour – and I think I agree with him,’ Miss Berry said.
Another Radio 2 presenter, Jeremy Vine, attacked the trend for gardeners to install artificial turf – but admitted he considered it when the lawn at his London home was wrecked by building work. He told the Daily Mail that Matt Keightley, who designed Vine’s Feel Good Garden, was adamant he should keep living grass instead of swapping it for fake.
Vine, 52, said: ‘He said that he will never talk to me again if I do that, he won’t allow it. Once the whole country is covered with artificial turf, it’s over.’
Artificial grass has grown in popularity as gardeners seek low-maintenance lawns that will not fall victim to moss, pests, disease or weather.
TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh said that while artificial turf is sometimes the only option ‘real grass should always win, wherever possible’.
The Chelsea Flower Show opens to RHS members today and to the public on Thursday, with 165,000 visitors expected during the week.
he Duchess of Cambridge picked the perfect dress for an appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show today.
Fresh-faced just days after celebrating her little sister Pippa’s wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews, Kate looked stunning in a midi-length £1,500 green frock by Rochas, with an appropriate floral print.
She joined fellow members of the royal family, the Queen, Prince Philip, Sophie Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and celebrities including baker Mary Berry, supermodel Jerry Hall and actress Dame Judi Dench at the event.
Despite having just emerged from a hectic week of partying in Berkshire at sister Pippa’s spectacularly lavish wedding, Kate showed no signs of tiredness, smiling as she arrived in brilliant sunshine on a glorious May evening.
The world watched on Saturday as the Duchess made sure Pippa’s train was perfect as she prepared to walk down the aisle at St Mark’s in Englefield – six years after her younger sister had done exactly the same for her at her own wedding to Prince William.
Mary Berry, 82, swapped her wellies and gardening gloves for a more glamorous – yet fitting – ensemble to launch the event this morning, looking delightfully summery in a pink floral dress with a pastel coat and fuchsia heels.
She was joined by presenter Anneka Rice and cyclist turned jockey Victoria Pendleton who steered clear of florals in favour of an equestrian-inspired ensemble.
Other famous faces at the press day included presenters Anneka Rice, Chris Evans and Jo Whiley.
Later, the Queen and Prince Philip will tour the gardens ahead of the annual event’s opening to the public.
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