Royal gaffe: Queen's hilarious jibe at Alan Titchmarsh's 'small onions' exposed

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Mr Titchmarsh is currently working alongside a number of famous faces as he helps cover this year’s virtual Chelsea Flower Show. The 70-year-old has become a well known face on the country’s screen thanks to his charming demeanour and engaging personality. And it appears his list of fans includes the Queen, who Mr Titchmarsh has met on various occasions, especially due his part at the annual flower show.

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The Royal Family are well known lovers of the Chelsea Flower Show, with the likes of Kate Middleton and Prince Harry both entering their own gardens into the iconic competition.

But speaking last year to Good Morning Britain, Mr Titchmarsh left hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid in stitches as he revisited some of his cheeky encounters with Her Majesty.

He said: “The first thing her majesty ever said to me, about 30 years ago, was on a garden at Chelsea Flower Show and she said ‘your onions are very small’.

“I had another conversation with her, a couple of years ago, when I did another garden.

Royal gaffe: Queen's hilarious jibe at Alan Titchmarsh's 'small onions' exposed

Royal gaffe: Queen’s hilarious jibe at Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘small onions’ exposed (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea Flower Show: Alan Titchmarsh with the Queen

Chelsea Flower Show: Alan Titchmarsh with the Queen (Image: GETTY)

“She said ‘your boulders are very large’, and I thought, what a long way I’ve come.”

Mr Titchmarsh fronted coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show for 30 years until 2014.

But as a result of his career engaging people with getting outdoors and green fingered, Mr Titchmarsh received an MBE, where he once again met the Queen.

He added: “She also, very sweetly, when I got my MBE about 20 yeas ago, she very kindly said to me that I’d given a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure.

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Royal Family: The Queen awarded Alan Titchmarsh with an MBE

Royal Family: The Queen awarded Alan Titchmarsh with an MBE (Image: GETTY)

“But I think she was talking about Sandringham WI.”

Mr Titchmarsh rose to prominence in the Nineties after gracing screens on shows such as ‘Gardener’s World’

However, he secured his place within the public eye with his show ‘Ground Force’.

Such was the show’s significance, Mr Titchmarsh would go on to help renovate former South African President Nelson Mandela’s garden.

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Queen news: The Royal Family regularly attend Chelsea Flower Show

Queen news: The Royal Family regularly attend Chelsea Flower Show (Image: GETTY)

And although he still is a regular on TV screens across the nation, Mr Titchmarsh confessed he was considering slowing down.

He told the People last year: “I keep thinking I have to ease off a bit.

“My wife says I should cherry-pick more, I say I get offered a lot of cherries. 

“I like being stimulated so it’s vital to me.”

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