As more and more details about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding become available, there’s a consistent theme throughout: everything, even the most subtle touches, hold some significance to the couple. Just take the wedding flowers, designed by Philippa Craddock, for proof.
Meghan’s bouquet was filled with “spring blooms” that Harry handpicked from the couple’s private garden at Kensington Palace. And that’s not all: Forget-Me-Nots, white peonies, and white garden roses—all said to be Princess Diana’s favorite flowers—were used throughout the arrangements. “The couple specifically chose [Forget-Me-Nots] to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day,” the palace confirmed in a press release.
Then, the day after the wedding, Meghan sent her bouquet to be placed on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. According to a statement from Westminster Abbey, this is a tradition started by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, after her marriage to King George VI to honor her brother Fergus, who was killed in 1915 at the Battle of Loos during WWI. The Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Kate Middleton) also sent her bouquet to the grave after she married Prince William.
That’s not the only place Meghan sent her wedding flowers, though. A “special delivery” of some “beautiful bouquets made from the royal wedding flowers” were sent to St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, according to a Facebook post from the facility.
“Today we got a very special delivery,” the post reads. “Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients. A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture.”
Take a look at the sweet photo, below:
As if their royal wedding didn’t give us enough reasons to cry, Meghan and Harry went ahead and did this. I’m sure tissue companies are having a very good week in sales.
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