Prince Harry visits Chelsea Flower Show
Prince Harry has visited this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, ahead of a visit by the Queen.
The 30-year-old fifth in line to the throne has just arrived home from a tour of Australia and New Zealand, and his first stop back in London was a tour of the garden designed for his charity, Sentebale – which helps children in Lesotho.
The Prince – who is yet to meet Princess Charlotte, despite her now being 16 days old – said the garden is “everything he could have wished for” and he “can’t wait” to show it to the rest of the royal family.
Prince Harry said: “It’s fantastic, it’s everything I could have wished for. I think, from the first stages, when we sat down all those months ago, from all the sketches of what it would look like, this is exactly how I’d imagined it.
“It’s kind of perfect, and if my garden was big enough, then I’d try and move it to my garden.”
Designed by Matt Keightley, the garden was inspired by South Africa, and Prince Harry confirmed that some parts are “exactly like Africa”.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said: “There are certain parts of this (garden) that are exactly like Africa, and some of it takes you on this journey of what it could be like, and I am aware that a lot of people haven’t been to Africa, let alone Lesotho, so this is our way of bringing a little bit of Lesotho to Chelsea.”