The Queen Insists She’s ‘Still Perfectly Capable Of Planting A Tree’

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.

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Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Shutterstock
Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Shutterstock

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.”

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Later in the afternoon, the Queen was given a tour of the Royal Papworth Hospital at its new site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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