We accept we are never going to clear it all in any one day and work our way through it in several sessions throughout the day. We find having three sessions of an hour at a time per day is better for our concentration than having one three hours session in one go. Our Council inform us of priorities when it comes to signing things into law and naturally we follow those. Else we work through from oldest document received downwards. A team of my ladies in waiting help prepare draft replies to those from the public who write in to us and we give the nod to those. Our ladies then prepare them, we read them through and sign them. We try to reply to as many youngsters as possible directly as well.
Everyone knows you love gardening and that you have own special patch in the Palace grounds that only you look after but what is it about gardening that you love and how much time do you get to enjoy this hobby?
It is a combination of enjoying the fresh air, the wonders of flora and fauna and enjoying planting something and later seeing that plant grow. We think this is magical in itself. We are most at peace in our garden (other than when in our bedroom when we are asleep!). We do not have nearly as much time as we would like to garden but we try to ensure that we have at least one hour per day. Yes, we do work very long days to try to get all that we need to do/want to do in during the course of 24 hours.