Meghan Markle And Prince Harry's Wedding Flowers Were Donated To London Hospice

  • Meghan Markle And Prince Harry's Wedding Flowers Were Donated To London Hospice

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry's Wedding Flowers Were Donated To London Hospice

"With my royal connections it's such a lovely coincidence to be at St Joseph's and receive these wedding flowers".

The flower grown from the same plant at Osborne has gone on to feature in the bouquets of several generations of royal brides - including Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton.

The happy couple blessed us all with a spectacular ceremony, but it but it seems like it didn't end there as it's revealed that the newly weds donated their wedding flowers to hospice patients. "Beautiful bouquets made from the royal wedding flowers which we gave to our patients". Hospice staff only learnt when they chatted to her after the wedding that in the 1960s Mrs Clayton worked for the Queen's former dressmaker Sir Norman Hartnell.

"Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous", a post from St. Joseph's read on Facebook.

Florist Philippa Craddock and a team from Buckingham Palace and St George's Chapel have collaborated to create the stunning arches and displays with many components being taken from Windsor Great Park and the Crown Estates.

Flowers include white garden roses - a favorite of the late princess - as well as peonies and foxgloves. Prince Harry handpicked Meghan's bouquet, including flowers in tribute to his late mother.

Pauline Clayton, 89, with her boquet of flowers.

She explained why they were working so quickly, tweeting @PhilippaFlowers: " It was important for the flowers to be as fresh as possible for the next recipients, the designs though inside remained in place all yesterday xx".