From King George V and Queen Mary paying a visit in the 1930s, to a young Princess Elizabeth attending with her parents King George VI and Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, to the Queen attending herself as monarch over her 70-year reign, it's been a long tradition for royals to attend the garden show at the Royal Chelsea Hospital in London.
Several senior members of the Royal Family also attend with the Queen, and the Duchess of Cambridge even curated her own garden in 2019.
As for this year, the Queen has been preparing to celebrate her 70 years on the throne with several events culminating in a four-day weekend of celebrations in honour of her Platinum Jubilee.
As such, the Queen has taken a step back from the public eye to ensure her full health for the celebrations. However, she made a special appearance for the 2022 Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show.
In a surprise visit, the Queen, who turned 96 in April, was driven around the venue at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in a golf buggy.
St Kilda are back in the AFL finals hunt, snapping a three-game losing streak by downing Carlton by 15 points in a dramatic contest at Marvel Stadium.Humbled by consecutive insipid efforts as they dropped out of the top-eight, the desperate Saints responded in ferocious fashion on Friday night by outworking the in-form Blues.
The Australian Boomers remain unbeaten in their FIBA World Cup qualifying group after thoroughly outclassing Japan in a comprehensive 98-52 victory in Melbourne on Friday night.The Boomers made light work of their Japanese opponents at John Cain Arena to improve their record to 5-0 in Group B play and earn the chance to secure top spot with a victory over China on Sunday.
Penrith's representative round contingent have shrugged off fitness concerns, returning to club level in the NRL to defeat a spirited Sydney Roosters 26-18.The minor premiership now appears a formality for the Panthers, who are the most successful team after 16 rounds this century, and could be four wins clear at the top of the ladder by the end of the round.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in London for talks with her British counterpart Boris Johnson, with trade and the war in Ukraine dominating the agenda.Johnson greeted Ardern with a handshake outside the door of Number 10 on Thursday, welcoming the New Zealand leader on her first UK trip since the pandemic began.
President Vladimir Putin says political pressure from the West is accelerating Belarus's integration with neighbouring Russia, which has been proceeding on and off for more than two decades."Unprecedented political and social pressure from the so-called collective West is pushing us to speed up the unification process: together to minimise the damage from the illegal sanctions, to make it simpler to master the output of required products, to develop new competencies, to expand cooperation with f
SRI LANKA V AUSTRALIA, FIRST TEST, DAY TWO:Score: Sri Lanka (212 & 113) lost to Australia (321 and 0-10) by 10 wickets.SUMMARY: Australia added eight to their overnight score before they lost their final two wickets, then the carnage began.
The reclusive supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada, has hailed the Islamists 2021 takeover of Afghanistan during a meeting to forge national unity and attended by religious leaders from around the country.Taliban spokesmen confirmed that Akhundzada, who is based in the southern city of Kandahar, had come to the capital Kabul for the all-male gathering of some 3000 participants.
Winger Edrick Lee has become Newcastle's highest try-scorer in an NRL game when he contributed five in the Knights' 38-12 win over Gold Coast at McDonald Jones Stadium.That gave the former Origin back nine tries so far in 2022 and finally, the loyal Knights fans had something to smile about, even if it was only the second win at home in seven matches.
Aurukun man Eric Yunkaporta was about to step onto the ceremonial dance grounds at a festival in remote far north Queensland, when photographer Wayne Quilliam asked if he could take a quick photo.The picture of Mr Yunkaporta in his ceremonial headgear and body paint, titled Silent Strength 2021, has now won the $50,000 national photographic portrait prize.
Brisbane Lions forward Eric Hipwood has been referred directly to the AFL tribunal for a bizarre incident involving an opponent and an umpire.Match review officer Michael Christian has sent Hipwood straight to the tribunal after a perplexing chain of events in the Lions' important 41-point victory over the Western Bulldogs at the Gabba on Thursday night.
Victorian Liberal Party President Robert Clark has announced he will resign in August.In a letter to party members on Friday, Mr Clark - who has served as state president since December 2018, and was formerly the state's attorney-general - said he would not seek re-election.
The US must meet its climate change obligations and do more than "shout slogans", China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says following a US Supreme Court ruling limiting Washington's ability to cut power sector emissions.The Supreme Court voted to constrain the authority of the US's Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act, sparking dismay among environmentalists.
An independent investigation has been launched into the operations of the Adelaide Casino, after similar inquiries interstate revealing "significant failings".South Australia's Liquor and Gambling regulator has asked former Supreme Court judge Brian Martin to look into the operations of the SkyCity Casino.
Rugby League Players' Association boss Clint Newton has warned the NRL's broadcasters to respect the sanctity of the dressing rooms after Victor Radley was filmed simulating a lewd act in post-match State of Origin coverage.Earlier this week, NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo revealed plans to speak with Radley about the incident, which attracted scrutiny when it was put to air during the Nine Network's broadcast coverage of NSW's Origin II win.
Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip systematically torture critics in detention, a practice that could amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group says.In its report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for donor countries to cut off funding to Palestinian security forces that commit such crimes and urged the International Criminal Court to investigate.
Hawthorn veteran Liam Shiels has been dropped again as the Hawks look to arrest a four-game losing streak against GWS.Shiels, who brought up his 250th AFL game last month, has been left out of Hawthorn's team to face the Giants on Sunday.
Voting in Papua New Guinea's national election begins on Monday, with police mounting a major security operation to stop a repeat of violence that saw more than 200 people killed during the island nation's last election five years ago.Voting will take place from July 4 to 22, with ballots airlifted to remote constituencies with assistance from the Australian Defence Force.
The man behind the Stock Swami Twitter account has apologised to the Federal Court for deliberately withholding documents and misleading the mining investor who is suing him for defamation.Alan Francis Davison appeared in court on Friday after Justice Michael Lee ordered that he travel from New Zealand to answer why he did not comply with discovery orders to produce documents.