Royal seal of approval


The Queen gave her grandson a royal – and very personal – seal of approval as she visited his charity garden at the Chelsea Flower Show today.

Aides said Prince Harry had been ‘extremely nervous’ as he waited anxiously to show his grandmother around the stunning Sentebale exhibit, designed to mimic the wild landscape of Lesotho, the landlocked African kingdom in which it works with vulnerable, HIV positive children.

But the prince’s design, on which he collaborated with creator Matthew Keightley, was said to have won the sovereign over.

‘She told Harry that he should be very proud,’ said one close to the visit.

The Queen was kissed warmly on the cheeks by the prince, who towered over his grandmother, resplendent in a blue Karl Ludwig coat, when she arrived.

He then gently guided her around the garden, which featured a life-sized Mamohato hut and a moving series of footprints made from casts taken from some of the children that Sentebale has helped.

They were soon joined by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and step-mother the Duchess of Cornwall, and later by Prince Philip, his grandfather.