Westminster Abbey and the Queen’s Green Canopy revealed on Tuesday that the Princess of Wales planted a wild cherry tree in Dean’s Yard at Westminster Abbey to mark the memory of 엘리자베스 여왕 ahead of the holiday service. In photos from the ceremony, Kate is seen using a shovel to place dirt around the tree. It forms part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, an initiative to celebrate the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee that saw over one million trees planted across the nation in her honor.
A plaque beside the tree reads: “This wild cherry tree, a gift from the Duchy of Cornwall, was dedicated in memory of Her Late Majesty 엘리자베스 여왕 II by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales on 14th December 2022.”
Princess Kate was welcomed to the Abbey by the Dean, 존귀한 박사. David Hoyle and members of the Chapter of Westminster. The Abbey’s Head Gardener, Jan Pancheri, and her colleagues, Cormac Connolly and Danny Bitten, were also presented to the Princess of Wales during the event last week.
For the tree planting ceremony, Kate recycled her tartan double-breasted coat by Holland Cooper, a piece she previously wore in a video for the Royal British Legion and the Scouts released last year.
Westminster Abbey is a place of special meaning for both women. Not only has the historic church hosted Princess Kate’s Christmas carol concerts for the past two years, but it’s also where she married 윌리엄 왕자 4월에 2011.
엘리자베스 여왕 also had her wedding at Westminster Abbey, 결혼 필립공 there in November 1947, as well as her coronation in 1953. She returned there numerous times throughout her reign for various services, and the monarch’s state funeral was hosted by the Abbey in September. 위에 2,000 사람들, including world leaders and foreign royals, gathered to pay tribute to the history-making monarch.
을위한 로얄 캐롤: 크리스마스에 함께, there were many nods to 엘리자베스 여왕 throughout the service. At the start, a film played highlighting how the late Queen was at the heart of Christmas Day for so many people. Her annual address, which aired each Christmas in the afternoon, was a longstanding tradition that now passes to 찰스 3세 왕 as sovereign.
Paddington Bear ornaments also adorned the Christmas trees in Westminster Abbey. 엘리자베스 여왕 became associated with Paddington Bear after filming a 들뜬 촌극 with the character that aired during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, 그리고 이상 1,000 Paddingtons and teddy bears were left by the public outside her royal residences in London and Windsor following her death.
“This carol service is dedicated to Her Majesty 엘리자베스 여왕 II, and to all those who are sadly no longer with us. Her Late Majesty’s strongly held values of duty, compassion and faith have guided the creation of this service,” a message inside the program for 로얄 캐롤: 크리스마스에 함께 읽다.