Camilla, The Duchess Of Cornwall, Thinks Flowers Are Nature’s Healers
It is now British Flowers Week in the UK and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, has shared her own thoughts about the power of nature to heal and lift our spirits.
She has been isolating with her husband Prince Charles at their Aberdeenshire residence in Scotland where she has been indulging her love of gardening.
Camilla Is An Avid Home Gardener
New Covent Garden Market sponsors the annual British Flowers Week. In addition to a window, the group is asking residents to display their UK grown blossoms on porches, gates, or anywhere passers-by can see and appreciate them.
Camilla’s window bouquet included forget-me-not, cranesbill, alchemilla, tulips, peonies, poppies, cow parsley, and Solomon’s Seal, all picked and arranged by her talented hands.
“They are nature’s healers,” she said, “In our gardens, in our window boxes, or even in just a simple vase, their glorious scents and myriad of colors are veritable life enhancers.”
Charles and Camilla Are In Lockdown Isolation In Scotland
Charles and Camilla will soon leave lockdown in order to return to royal duty. This week they will return to their London residence, Clarence House, to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron. They will follow Queen Elizabeth’s lead, as she was recently shown in public for her official anniversary. A mini-parade was held in her honor at Windsor Castle where she has been in lockdown with her husband Prince Philip.
Camilla Spoke In A Video Message During British Flowers Week
Camilla released a video message addressing the flower event, saying, “In these difficult times, when we are all searching for something to brighten our lives, there is nothing that can lift our spirits more than our native flowers and plants.”
The Duchess is a patron of Floral Angels, a charity that recycles flowers that have been used at weddings and other events into bouquets that are then sent to care homes and hospices.
In her message, she remarked, “That is why, this year, in particular, British Flowers Week is even more important than ever. As the Patron of Floral Angels, who are based at the market, I would like to say a huge thank you to the New Covent Garden Market and The Garden Museum for making this celebration of the wealth and variety of British-grown flowers possible, and to the people behind them; the growers, the gardeners, the florists and everyone who appreciates their beauty and their contribution to our well-being.” She ended her poignant message by saying, “Keep safe and ‘Say it with flowers.’”