The Queen attended a tree-planting event for the 100th anniversary of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany earlier this week, and proved that age is just a number

The British monarch was invited to help with the planting of a hornbeam tree (or have someone help her do it). She immediately handed over her designer handbag, responding, “No, no, I can still plant a tree.”

Dressed in a pink ensemble and conservative heels along with her trademark hat, Queen Elizabeth shovelled a few clods of soil onto the roots of the hornbeam sapling. She was following in the footsteps of Queen Mary and King George V who planted a mulberry tree in the same venue in 1921.

 

 

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