King Charles has placed his beloved mother at the heart of the most important international events of his reign so far. As the reception marking the ending of the British Presidency of COP26 concluded at Buckingham Palace, the monarch stepped into the palace gardens to plant a tree.
The tree was not only symbolic given the nature of the occasion and the King’s keen interest in environmentalism, but was part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
The canopy was established last year to mark the Platinum Jubilee and has seen millions planting a tree to mark the 70 year reign of Elizabeth II.
Following the death of the Queen it was decided to continue the project to allow people to plant trees in her memory.
The King planted a lime tree directly behind a palace building where he was born back in 1948.
Fittingly it was in the same gardens that he played in with his mother following her accession to the throne in 1952 when they moved into the building.
Royal fans were delighted when they saw an image of the monarch planting the tree on social media.
Twitter user @SBDegardin wrote: “I feel deeply awed by His Majesty’s ‘professionalism’ in fulfilling his constitutional duties.
“So much wisdom and empathy is rarely found.
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“I think King Charles and his Queen consort Camilla make a fabulous duo I’m proud to serve under their reign.”