07/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Queen Elizabeth's Garden Modeled After Michelle Obama's

Prince Charles isn't Britain's only green royal: his mother, Queen Elizabeth, is joining the eco-friendly crusade as well. Her Royal Highness has started growing her own organic vegetables in the Buckingham Palace gardens, cultivating beans, beets, tomatoes, lettuce, and potatoes. It is the first royal vegetable patch since World War II. Perhaps the Queen got the idea from her new First Lady friend Michelle Obama, who gardens on the White House's South Lawn.

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