The Princess of Wales, Catherine, visited Westminster Abbey in London last Wednesday, where she planted a tree in the memory of Late Queen Elizabeth II as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy and was a dedication from The Duchy of Cornwall Estate.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are also the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall now. The Princess also unveiled a plaque which reads:
This wild cherry tree, a gift from the Duchy of Cornwall, was dedicated in memory of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales on 14th December 2022.
The tree is a wild cherry tree (Prunus avium Plena) from the estate of the Duchy of Cornwall. It replaces a horse chestnut tree that was rotten and suffered from a Summer Sudden Limb Drop earlier this year. The tree plantation ceremony came ahead of Catherine’s second ‘Together at Christmas’ Carol Service.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a nationwide initiative created to mark this year’s Platinum Jubilee of HM The late Queen’s accession to the throne. The initiative was due to conclude in December – the end of the Jubilee year – but because the official tree planting season in the United Kingdom is from October to March, the initiative has been extended to include the full tree planting season, beginning in October 2022 and concluding in March 2023.
For the event, The Princess of Wales was in a familiar look.
The Princess of Wales was wearing the same green outfit that she wore in November 2021 to mark the Remembrance and Royal British Legion’s centenary.
Catherine was wearing Holland Cooper Blackwatch Double Breasted Coat.
Underneath the Jacket, The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing Iris and Ink Éloise Ribbed Merino Wool-blend Turtleneck Sweater with
The Princess of Wales was wearing the same gold charm hoops that she was wearing in the Christmas tree decoration video last week.
With thanks to @victoria_ward and @The_QVDS #KingCharlesIII will be hosting the traditional annual #Christmas lunch for the extended #Royalfamily at #Windsor Castle tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/e94UGldZ1u
— RegalFille (@RegalFille) December 19, 2022
In other news, King Charles III hosted the annual Christmas lunch at Windsor Castle for the extended Royal Family today. I am glad to see King Charles continuing with the Family tradition. The lunch was usually hosted at Buckingham Palace which means we usually got Royal’s arrival photos. This time we did not get anything for The Wales family given they live on the Windsor Grounds.
The Palace has also confirmed that King Charles III will be hosting the Royal Family at Sandringham Estate on Christmas day and will be attending the morning Christmas service in Norfolk. Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their Christmas debut in 2019. For the last two years, the Royals celebrated Christmas as per the pandemic guidelines. This year we might see little Prince Louis making his Christmas debut.