Prince Harry Played a key role in designing Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet.
According to Kensington Palace, the groom himself picked flowers to be included in the bride’s bouquet.
“Prince Harry handpicked several flowers yesterday from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock,” reads a statement from Kensington Palace.
“The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Not which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favorite flower. The couple specially chose them to be included in Ms. Markel’s bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day.”
Specifically, Meghan’s bouquet was on the smaller side, and also includes sweet peas, lily of valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia. The stems were held together by a raw silk ribbon.
As a royal tradition, the bouquet also includes springs of myrtle. The custom dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Victoria. Myrtle symbolizes hope and love, making it a perfect addition to any bride’s bouquet.
The bouquet of flowers carried by Meghan Markle during her wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry is pictured laid on the grave of an Unknown Warrior inside Westminster Abbey in London, on May 20, 2018, two days after the wedding ceremony.
Philippa Craddock is the royal florist, responsible for the arrangements, as well as the flower crowns in the bridesmaids’ hair.
The St. Joseph’s Hospice in London posted a photo to Facebook on Sunday of a resident holding the telltale white roses, beech, foxgloves, peonies, and hornbeam. “Today we got a very special delivery,” the caption reads. “Beautiful bouquets made from the royal wedding 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.”