Queen Elizabeth II isn’t about to let age get in her way.
The 93-year-old Monarch stepped out to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany near Cambridge on Tuesday where she got her hands on a shovel to plant a tree.
Asked whether she needed any help with the task, the Queen said, “No, no, I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree,” The Telegraph reported.
Dr. Tina Barsby, the institute’s chief executive told the BBC, “On the rehearsal, the idea was that she would supervise the planting of a tree.”
She added, “But she gave her bag to someone to hold and said ‘I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree’ and she put the soil in herself.”
Later in the afternoon, the Queen was given a tour of the Royal Papworth Hospital at its new site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.