Duke and Duchess of Sussex donate wedding flowers to hospice patients

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  • Harry and Meghan tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony over the weekend, and it's now been revealed that a collection of their wedding flowers have been donated to a London hospice.

    Following Harry and Meghan’s Royal nuptials on Saturday 19 May at St George’s Chapel, the blooms used to decorate were re-homed and are now with the residents of St Joseph’s Hospice.

    The flower arrangements were from royal florist Philippa Craddock and included an array of beautiful pink roses as well as white blossoms, foxgloves and peonies too, complete with oodles of greenery as well as beech, birch and hornbeam.

    The health care facility announced on Facebook on Sunday that the staff had just received the ‘very special delivery’ of ‘beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers’.

    ‘A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock,’ staff at St. Joseph’s wrote. ‘Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture.’

    Harry and Meghan’s flowers carried special significance even before they were donated after this week’s nuptials.

    Among the different kinds of plants were white garden roses, beloved by the late Princess Diana.

    Not only did Meghan’s wedding bouquet have flowers hand picked by her groom, they also included a reference to her late mother-in-law, featuring forget-me-nots, another one of Diana’s favourites.

    Prince Harry, 33, and 36-year-old Meghan Markle tied the knot in Windsor Castle, at St George’s Chapel on Saturday 19 May, with the world’s media watching.

    Sadly Meghan’s father couldn’t make the wedding due to health complications. The bride walked the aisle solo, meeting her future father-in-law half way down.

    official pictures from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's weddingKensington Palace released the official wedding pictures yesterday

    Prince William was best man to his younger brother, with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte playing key roles in the procession behind the bride.

    There were around 600 wedding guests – an unprecedented mixture of Hollywood royalty as well as members of the royal family.

    The couple also invited 2,640 members of the public on the day to the Windsor Castle grounds including 1,200 people, who have demonstrated strong leadership in their communities.

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