Last Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their “I do’s” at the Windsor Castle. Afterward, the royal couple donated all of the decorative flowers for the wedding to St. Joseph’s Hospice in London. Reportedly, the intent was to “cheer up” patients.
The facility featured one of their delighted patients in a Facebook post. The photo shows the glowing smile on her face as she holds one of the bouquets in her lap.
Today we got a very special delivery. Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our…
“Today we got a very special delivery… beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients,” wrote the hospice. “A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture.”
As GoodNewsNetwork reports, the flowers used in the ceremony include white garden roses and forget-me-nots. Some will remember that both were favorites of the late Princess Diana.
In addition to donating the flowers to St. Joseph’s Hospice, the Duchess of Sussex sent her wedding bouquet to rest on the top of the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, located in Westminster Abbey. The grave is a memorial to the soldiers who bravely fought and died during World War I and other military conflicts
The Duchess of Sussex has sent the bouquet she carried during yesterday's #RoyalWedding to Westminster Abbey to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. More: https://t.co/pdFnYO1S49 @KensingtonRoyal @RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/TnrCEl4M4u
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) May 20, 2018
Explained the Abbey in a press release: “This is a tradition which was begun by HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at her marriage to King George VI in memory of her brother Fergus who was killed in 1915 at the Battle of Loos during the First World War.
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