Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding flowers have found new homes, after they were dismantled and sent to various hospices and women's refuges. Speaking about her royal couple's sweet gesture, Claire Learner, a spokesperson from St Joseph's Hospice told HELLO!
Royal wedding flower arranger Philippa Craddock describes herself as having a "down to earth" approach to floristry. "Handsome bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients", the hospice wrote in a post on Facebook on May 20, one day after the royal wedding took place.
"A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock", St. Joseph's wrote.
The post stated, "Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous".
Patients at a London hospice were delighted when they received a special delivery from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their unforgettable nuptials on Saturday. "Such a lovely gesture".
White roses, Princess Diana's favorite flower, decorate St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Pauline Clayton, an 89-year-old patient, once worked as an embroideress to Norman Hartnell, one of the Queen's dressmakers.
Ahead of the wedding, Craddock had said: 'I am excited and honored to have been chosen by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle to create and design their wedding flowers. The flower choices are thought to be a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.
'This tradition dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's eldest daughter'.
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".