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UK News‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it

05:26  10 july  2019
05:26  10 july  2019 Source:   ca.hellomagazine.com

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And while NIAB chairman Jim Godfrey helpfully offered to plant the official tree , she replied: "No, no, I ’ m still perfectly capable of planting a tree !" During today's day in Cambridge, the Queen was also given a mulberry bowl that was created from the tree that Queen Mary planted on 14 Oct 1921

Queen Elizabeth Insists She's ' Still Perfectly Capable of Planting a Tree ' at 93. The Queen handed her signature Launer handbag to a lady-in-waiting and grabbed the shovel during a visit She obviously wanted to do it !” The Queen ’s visit to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany included

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How many gardeners do you know who are more than 90 years old? For that matter, how many people do you know who are more than 90 years old who plant trees? You can now name one.

The Queen surprised those she met at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) near Cambridge on July 9, when she gave her handbag to her lady-in-waiting during a tree planting.

“Can you take that? I can’t do both,” she said.

‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it © 2019 Getty Images CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Queen Elizabeth II plants a tree during a visit to the NIAB, (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) on July 09, 2019 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Members of the Royal Family often plant trees at important events and every time they visit a country outside the UK.

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The Queen has told onlookers she is " still perfectly capable of planting a tree " at the age of 93. While in the city she also had lunch at Queens ' College and officially opened the new site of Royal Papworth Hospital. The renowned heart and lung hospital moved 16 miles (25km) from Papworth to

THE QUEEN refused help this morning in Cambridge as she was filmed planting a tree with the 93-year-old insisting she was “ still perfectly capable ”. Posting the video on social media Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer wrote: “At 93 the Queen is still insistent that she is up to a

When officials offered help, the 93-year-old responded, “No, no. I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree.” With that, NIAB chairperson Jim Godfrey handed her a shovel and with further ado, she got going on the work.

“I don’t think I’ve ever planted one of these before,” she said in the midst of the job. But she didn’t stop there. She lifted two more loads of soil before she finished.

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‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it
‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it

When she was done, she leaned back on her shovel and grinned at everyone there before using the back side of the shovel to subtly nudge the equivalent of another load of dirt in.

Her Majesty then looked at everyone and cheekily joked in her typical dry style, “Somebody’s going to have to plant it properly now.”

‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it © 2019 Getty Images CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Queen Elizabeth II plants a tree during a visit to the NIAB, (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) on July 09, 2019 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Queen plants a tree as part of the visit to @NIABTAG ????#RoyalVisitCambridge pic.twitter.com/UFMyyFZafo

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 9, 2019

This wasn’t the first time a royal has planted a tree at the NIAB. During her visit on July 9, the Queen was given a bowl from part of a tree her grandmother, Queen Mary, planted while there in 1921.

The Queen was presented with a bowl created from part of the tree planted by Queen Mary in 1921 @NIABTAG #RoyalVisitCambridge pic.twitter.com/AfRN9EXOzV

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 9, 2019

This was a busy day for Her Majesty! The Queen spent the rest of her visit to the NIAB learning about crop resiliency and what the institution’s breeders are doing to improve farms’ yields throughout the UK.

‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,’ the Queen insists – and then does it © 2019 Getty Images CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the NIAB, (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) on July 09, 2019 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

From there, she headed to Queen’s College Cambridge, one of her patronages, and met with graduates and the college’s staff before she had a meal with them in its dining hall.

The Queen & The Duchess of Gloucester met Eliza and Yasmin who both received transplants earlier this year and became friends.

Eliza had a heart transplant and Yasmin had a double lung transplant.

The Queen also met Mr Pedro Catarino, Clinical Lead for Transplantation. pic.twitter.com/T71Pe2jRmR

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 9, 2019

In the afternoon, she stepped out to the Royal Papworth Hospital with the Duchess of Gloucester to learn about the important work the hospital is doing with heart and lung patients. In 1979, the hospital carried out the first successful heart transplant in the UK. She also toured some of its new facilities, including its catheter laboratories and a critical care unit.

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