Kensington Palace share new photos which reveal the touching floral tribute to Princess Diana in Kate Middleton's RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 garden, Back to Nature.
The Duchess of Cambridge will make her Chelsea Flower Show debut this week with her Back to Nature garden, which she has co-designed in collaboration with the RHS and landscape architects, Andree Davies and Adam White.
New behind-the-scenes photos of the Duchess enjoying the garden were posted on the @KensingtonRoyal Instagram page on the eve of the Chelsea Flower Show 2019, which opens its gates to press and royalty on Monday 20th May.
One of the photos is believed to show the floral way Kate has paid tribute to her husband Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana.
The photos show the Duchess planting forget-me-nots in her Back to Nature garden.
The delicate blue flowers, which can be seen wild and thriving in the countryside at this time of year, are thought to be a personal favourite of Princess Diana.
Sean Harking, head gardener at Kensington Palace, reportedly told Vogue: “Earl Spencer, Princess Diana’s bother, gave some forget-me-nots to her when they were younger. They stayed with her as one of her favourite flowers."
The tradition of honouring Princess Diana with forget-me-nots has continued, with thousands of forget-me-nots being planted in the grounds of Kensington Palace to mark the 20th anniversary of her death, in 2017.
Another photo shows the Duchess of Cambridge on a rope swing, one of four main features in her Back to Nature garden, with forget-me-nots in the background.
The Back to Nature garden aims to celebrate the countryside and encourage families and communities to rediscover nature in its raw form and feel the mental and physical health benefits it has to offer.
The caption for the Instagram post which shared these most recent photos read:
"The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’s ongoing work on early childhood development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life.
"The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role."
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