The Queen was all smiles as she arrived at the Chelsea Flower Show using a mobility buggy for a royal preview before its official opening.
Her Majesty, 96, was wearing a fuchsia coat partnered with white gloves when she was photographed beaming on Monday.
According to reports, it is the first public occasion that the Queen has chosen for her luxury four-seater vehicle called the ‘Rolls Royce’ of premium golf carts.
Created by Danish manufacturer Daria, the buggy operates using a speedy battery and has a range of 50 miles before recharging is needed.
The $77,000 vehicle also features a mini fridge for the Queen to have something to drink or a quick bite. It also comes with a 10.1 inch tablet-style screen that offers weather updates and maps.
A spokesperson for the Buckingham Palace said that adjustments have been made for Her Majesty’s comfort.
This marks as the first time in almost ten years that the Queen is believed to have opted the use of a buggy to attend an official engagement.
In 2013, she was seen riding a golf buggy during the Coronation Festival in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
She also used a buggy in 2011 during a tour in Canberra, Australia, when she visited the Government House.
Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were also seen at the Chelsea Flower Show. Also in attendance were Princess Beatrice and her husband Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi.
In a statement, the Queen said: “I am pleased that the John Ystumllyn rose is being planted in the Buckingham Palace Gardens today. The rose has been bred as a mark of friendship and community, and I hope guests and visitors to the garden will have the opportunity to reflect on what this rose represents for many years to come.”
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