Queen Mary digs the soil in preparation for the potato plot in Frogmore Gardens, as King George V looks on. Towards the end 1916, after a series of bad harvests, German blockades and the loss of vital shipping, the British Government encouraged people to grow their own vegetables. The Royal Family embraced this initiative, setting aside an area of Frogmore Gardens for a potato plot. Queen Mary records in her diary on 24 April 1917: "We again went to Frogmore to finish planting our potato plot & worked from 3 to 5 – got very hot & tired". - To commemorate #armistice100 , every day until Remembrance Sunday we'll be sharing items from the Royal Archives that document how The Royal Family, and the Royal Household played a part in the War – follow the link in our bio. - 📷 @royalcollectiontrust