Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2019

The Queen news: Moment Queen snaps at lady-in-waiting in Cambridge | Royal | News

The Queen was filmed defiantly refusing help as she planted a tree, saying she was “perfectly capable”. Before planting the tree however, the Queen appeared to make a stern remark towards one of her royal aides. Footage shows the Queen holding out her black Launer handbag to a lady-in-waiting, asking: “Can you take that? I can’t do both”.

The lady-in-waiting then rushed over to the Queen to take her handbag.

The Queen later rejects an offer of help to plant the tree, saying: “No, no, I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree.”

The Queen planted the tree while on a visit to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) near Cambridge to celebrate its centenary.

She planted the tree to mark the occasion, moving some soil onto the plant’s roots in an already-dug hole.

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The Queen had earlier viewed an exhibition celebrating 100 years of crop research and toured a glasshouse.

It has been 25 years since the Queen last visited the NIAB, to commemorate its 75th anniversary, and she was pictured receiving a very special gift.

The Queen was given a mulberry bowl that was created from the tree that Queen Mary planted on October 14 1921, when the original NIAB building was opened.

After meeting recent transplant patients and consultants, the Queen unveiled a plaque to mark the formal opening of the hospital.

Since its official opening on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in May, more than 9,000 patients have been through the outpatients department, and clinicians have carried out more than 2,000 procedures.

The hospital is Britain’s leading heart and lung hospital, having carried out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979.

Professor Wallwork said of the visit: “It will be a huge honour to welcome Her Majesty to our hospital.

“We are all very excited to show off our fantastic new building and demonstrate the amazing levels of care our patients receive.

“For us, it will be lovely for our staff to have the opportunity to meet HM The Queen and explain how the work they do makes such a difference to people’s lives.”

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