A tree as long-lived as the Queen: After the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the park in the heart of the Bavarian capital gained a royal curiosity.
A new horse chestnut tree has been planted in the English Garden in Munich in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II. This was originally planned on the occasion of the British monarch's 70th jubilee, said British Ambassador Jill Gallard at the ceremony in the Bavarian state capital.
According to the Association of German Tree Nurseries, the planting of the tree follows an initiative to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's throne. Various tree species have already been planted this year in Berlin, Hanover, Hamburg and Bremen as a lasting legacy of her reign. Trees are to be added to other cities by the end of March 2023.
The monarch died on September 8 at her Scottish country estate, Balmoral Castle, at the age of 96. During a ten-day period of mourning, first people in Scotland and then in London had the opportunity to say goodbye to their queen. The Queen is succeeded by her 73-year-old son King Charles III.