The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Chelsea Flower Show in glorious sunshine. She plumped for a £1,500 green and white printed dress by Rochas teamed with her trusty nude heels

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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

. The Queen looked enthused as she was treated to a tour of the grounds
. The Queen looked enthused as she was treated to a tour of the grounds
The Queen embraced the sunnier climes in a blue floral skirt and jacket. She offset the look with a pearl necklace
The Queen embraced the sunnier climes in a blue floral skirt and jacket. She offset the look with a pearl necklace
Kate, who was on hand to help little sister Pippa at her wedding this weekend, was in a chatty mood as she talked with Northern Irish designer Ian Price
Kate, who was on hand to help little sister Pippa at her wedding this weekend, was in a chatty mood as she talked with Northern Irish designer Ian Price

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.

A merry Kate laughed with the men as she displayed her trim figure in a floral print dress, which was fitting of the occasion
A merry Kate laughed with the men as she displayed her trim figure in a floral print dress, which was fitting of the occasion

Exchanging baking tips The Queen and Mary Berry appeared to be getting on famously at the event

Despite having just emerged from a hectic week of partying in Berkshire at sister Pippa's spectacularly lavish wedding
Despite having just emerged from a hectic week of partying in Berkshire at sister Pippa’s spectacularly lavish wedding

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.

He may have recently announced he's due to retire in the Autumn but Prince Philip was in good health as he arrived at the show
He may have recently announced he’s due to retire in the Autumn but Prince Philip was in good health as he arrived at the show
Kate was given a private tour of Northern Irish designer Ian Price's 'Mind Trap' garden on a sunny Monday afternoon
Kate was given a private tour of Northern Irish designer Ian Price’s ‘Mind Trap’ garden on a sunny Monday afternoon
Kate chose the perfect dress for the occasion - green with a classic white floral print - and beamed as she was treated to a tour of the grounds by event organisers
Kate chose the perfect dress for the occasion – green with a classic white floral print – and beamed as she was treated to a tour of the grounds by event organisers

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’.

Kate was in high spirits as she enjoyed a summer's afternoon at the iconic flower show. She showcased her trim figure in a new green and white floral print dress
Kate was in high spirits as she enjoyed a summer’s afternoon at the iconic flower show. She showcased her trim figure in a new green and white floral print dress
Much like Kate, who opted for a green and white floral dress, the Queen dressed for the occasion in a blue and grey floral ensemble
Much like Kate, who opted for a green and white floral dress, the Queen dressed for the occasion in a blue and grey floral ensemble
Kate, who was on hand to help little sister Pippa at her wedding this weekend, was in a chatty mood as she talked with Northern Irish designer Ian Price
Kate, who was on hand to help little sister Pippa at her wedding this weekend, was in a chatty mood as she talked with Northern Irish designer Ian Price

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.

Presenter Chris Evans offered Kate a cherry tomato from his Radio Two 'taste garden' at Chelsea Flower Show and despite dropping it on the floor
Presenter Chris Evans offered Kate a cherry tomato from his Radio Two ‘taste garden’ at Chelsea Flower Show and despite dropping it on the floor
She played a supportive role in sister Pippa's wedding over the weekend, right, but there was no rest for the Duchess of Cambridge as she arrived at Chelsea Flower Show in London on Monday afternoon
She played a supportive role in sister Pippa’s wedding over the weekend, right, but there was no rest for the Duchess of Cambridge as she arrived at Chelsea Flower Show in London on Monday afternoon

Royal sisters Princess Eugenie, centre, and Princess Beatrice, right, were also in attendance at the flower show

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.

The Cambridges have their own expansive kitchen garden at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where they grow asparagus
The Cambridges have their own expansive kitchen garden at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where they grow asparagus
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to view the 'M&G Garden 2017' as she visits the Chelsea Flower Show in London on a sunny Monday afternoon
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to view the ‘M&G Garden 2017’ as she visits the Chelsea Flower Show in London on a sunny Monday afternoon
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Chelsea Flower Show in glorious sunshine
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Chelsea Flower Show in glorious sunshine
The Duchess looked radiant as she basked in the sun alongside the event's organisers
The Duchess looked radiant as she basked in the sun alongside the event’s organisers
The Cambridges have their own expansive kitchen garden at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where they grow asparagus
The Cambridges have their own expansive kitchen garden at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where they grow asparagus

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.

The Duchess looked radiant as she basked in the sun alongside the event's organisers
The Duchess looked radiant as she basked in the sun alongside the event’s organisers
The Queen, who has a penchant for gardening, couldn't hide her delight at attending the event on Monday
The Queen, who has a penchant for gardening, couldn’t hide her delight at attending the event on Monday
The Queen was on fine as she met British chef and television presenter Mary Berry.The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Queen was on fine as she met British chef and television presenter Mary Berry.The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Queen looked radiant as she laughed and joked with the celebrity chef at the prestigious gardening event
The Queen looked radiant as she laughed and joked with the celebrity chef at the prestigious gardening event
The Queen embraced the sunnier climes in a blue floral skirt and jacket. She offset the look with a pearl necklace
The Queen embraced the sunnier climes in a blue floral skirt and jacket. She offset the look with a pearl necklace
The monarch, who donned white gloves, was presenting with a beautiful bouquet of flowers during her tour of the grounds
The monarch, who donned white gloves, was presenting with a beautiful bouquet of flowers during her tour of the grounds
The monarch, who donned white gloves, was presenting with a beautiful bouquet of flowers during her tour of the grounds
The monarch, who donned white gloves, was presenting with a beautiful bouquet of flowers during her tour of the grounds
The monarch shook hands with BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans as she arrived at the BBC Radio 2 garden
The monarch shook hands with BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans as she arrived at the BBC Radio 2 garden
The Duchess of Cambridge was animated as she talked to an exhibitor during her visit the Chelsea Flower Show in London
The Duchess of Cambridge was animated as she talked to an exhibitor during her visit the Chelsea Flower Show in London
The Duchess of Cambridge looked chic in a £1,500 Rochas dress as she chatted with Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) judge Mark Fane (R) at the show
The Duchess of Cambridge looked chic in a £1,500 Rochas dress as she chatted with Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) judge Mark Fane (R) at the show
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to view the 'M&G Garden 2017' as she visits the Chelsea Flower Show in London on a sunny Monday afternoon
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to view the ‘M&G Garden 2017’ as she visits the Chelsea Flower Show in London on a sunny Monday afternoon
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Chelsea Flower Show in glorious sunshine
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Chelsea Flower Show in glorious sunshine

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