Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family have attended the preview of the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

Highlights included The New Covent Garden Flower Market's exhibit: 'Behind Every Great Florist' which involved a floral portrait of the monarch. The floral installation, designed and created by Ming Veevers Carter with Helen Evans from the CGMA (Covent Garden Market Authority) is made up of 10,000 flowers and won the new design award.

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Queen Elizabeth II is pictured through a gap in a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower MarketAdrian Dennis
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Queen Elizabeth II walks around the 2016 Chelsea Flower ShowAdrian Dennis
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in LondonAdrian Dennis/ AFP

Queen Elizabeth II visited the 5000 Poppies Garden, designed by Philip Johnson, comprising almost 300,000 knitted or crocheted poppies to create the spectacular array of flowers – an Australian tribute of remembrance for those who have fought for their country in wars.

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Queen Elizabeth II visits the 5000 Poppies Garden at Chelsea Flower Show preview at Royal Hospital ChelseaAdrian Dennis
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the 2016 Chelsea Flower ShowAdrian Dennis
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Queen Elizabeth II stands in front of a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower MarketAdrian Dennis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also visited the horticultural showcase – their first as a couple. The Duke and Duchess were shown a new flower, the Rossano Charlotte (Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum) named after their daughter, which is being entered for the Flower of the Year category. Princess Anne and Prince Andrew were also in attendance, along with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

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Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden by Anne-Marie Powell at the Chelsea Flower ShowHeathcliff O'Malley
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Princess Anne walks through the Telegraph Garden as she attends the Chelsea Flower Show preview at Royal Hospital ChelseaHeathcliff O'Malley
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Queen Elizabeth II visits the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in LondonAdrian Dennis/ AFP
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The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Catherine Walker coat dress at the Chelsea Flower ShowGetty
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits the God's Own Country Garden by Matthew Wilson as he attends the Chelsea Flower ShowHeathcliff O'Malley
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Queen Elizabeth II visits the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in LondonAdrian Dennis/ AFP
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Princess Beatrice visits the English Eccentrics Garden by Diarmuid Gavin as she attends the Chelsea Flower ShowHeathcliff O'Malley
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Princess Beatrice takes a photo of garden designer Juliet Sargeant with Princess Eugenie in The Modern Slavery Garden at the Chelsea Flower ShowHeathcliff O'Malley
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Queen Elizabeth II walks around the 2016 Chelsea Flower ShowAdrian Dennis