Palace nips ‘royal appointment’ in bud
Bucksburn in Bloom wanted to use the term “By Royal Appointment” as part of the name for a flower bed entry into a national competition.
The ‘Flour-bed: By Royal Appointment’ entry would be put on display at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Tatton Park flower show later this year.
Gardening enthusiasts came up with the design as a celebration of Chalmers Bakery in Aberdeen, which holds a Royal Warrant.
But Buckingham Palace has nipped the idea in the bud by refusing to grant the gardening club permission to use the term.
Bucksburn in Bloom president Andrew Levy, 61, of Aberdeen, said the group has been given permission to create the Royal Arms, but only on the side of a wooden model of a Chalmers van.
He said: “It’s bizarre. We have now written to the Queen herself for permission and invited her or another member of the Royal Family to visit the flower bed at RHS Tatton.”
The Royal coat of arms is to appear on a replica Chalmers Bakery van which will form the centrepiece of the marigold and cineraria flower bed.