It was already an honour to be able to exhibit at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower show and win a Silver Guild medal for our stand when the unexpected happened. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II stopped at our stand I had the privilege of presenting her with a specially painted silk hand fan! Her First Lady-in-waiting told me afterwards that Her Majesty couldn't stop smiling!!!
When I was "presented" to the Queen, I did curtsey and was very certain to address her as "Your Majesty". I didn't want to be remembered for the wrong reasons!
Now I know some who interpret dreams say that meeting the queen indicates one will will soon embark on an important venture. It is interesting as this was really when I knew in my heart that The Peony Girl was something I was destined to realise.
The 2019 Chelsea Flower Show will always be a very special memory for and it has now become the official birthday for The Peony Girl!