CHELSEA CHARMS THE CITY

THE Queen was presented with a rare orchid named in her honour yesterday as this year’s Chelsea Flower Show 2011 opened with several well-known City players braving the strong winds for the annual gala preview. Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw, Marks & Spencer chair Robert Swannell, Lloyds chairman Sir Win Bischoff, newly appointed Tesco chair Sir Richard Broadbent and Prudential chief Tidjane Thiam were all spotted among the roses.