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Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Britain's baking queen Mary Berry meets the Queen ahead of public opening

The world-famous flower show will run from Tuesday May 23 to Saturday May 27

Empires collided when the Queen of the country and baking royalty met at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Monday (May 22).

The Queen was accompanied by Prince Philip, the Duchess of Cambridge , Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and other royals at the pre-show ahead of opening of the Chelsea Flower Show to the public on Tuesday (May 23).

Her Majesty met with Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, who has created a "tasting garden" for the show, celebrating the tastiest home and allotment grown fruit and vegetables from across the country.

The queen of baking met the Queen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show(Image: Getty Images Europe)

The garden was inspired by baking queen Mary Berry, who chatted away with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip .

The Duchess of Cambridge caused a stir when she tasted a tomato from the garden which had dropped on the floor.

Queen Elizabeth II meets Chris Evans and Mary Berry at the BBC Radio 2 Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show(Image: Getty Images Europe)

The down-to-earth Duchess told Chris Evans "It's delicious and sweet".

Kate is believed to have a kitchen garden at Anmer Hall, the Norfolk country house gifted to the Duke and Duchess on their wedding by the Queen.

The Duchess enjoyed the tomatoes from the 'BBC Radio 2: Chris Evans Taste Garden'(Image: Getty Images Europe)

The Duchess also spoke with the gardener behind "Mind Trap", a garden designed to tell the story of a 15-year battle with mental health.

She was also shown "William and Catherine" roses, named after the couple's 2011 wedding.

Queen Elizabeth II visits the RHS Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 22(Image: Getty Images Europe)

The public will be able to marvel at the horticultural creations from Tuesday May 23 until Saturday May 27.

This year’s event will host more than 500 exhibitors and is expected to attract some 165,000 visitors from around the world.

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