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The Queen and other royal guests descend on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Her Majesty saw the stunning displays, including a floral arch to celebrate her 90th birthday

The Queen and other prominent members of the Royal Family were guests of honour at the launch of this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show .

The annual event opened to the public on Tuesday (May 24) and runs until Friday (May 28) at the Royal Hospital Chelsea - home of the world famous Chelsea Pensioners .

The special launch day on Monday saw the Duchess of Cambridge , Prince Andrew and Princess Anne and other senior royal get a special preview of the stunning floral exhibits and show gardens from world renowned designers.

This year RHS has installed a magnificent floral arch at the Bull Ring Gate entrance to the show to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday .

A photographic exhibition is also celebrating Her Majesty’s regular visits to the Chelsea Flower Show over the years.

Other guests at this year’s preview day included Chelsea Pensioners and media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his new wife, Jerry Hall, Dame Judi Dench and James Bond actress Naomie Harris.

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