The highlight of this year has been the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They are now referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The couple’s popularity has increased following the nuptials which themselves garnered millions of viewers and fan following. The famous guests, incredible fashions, the grand processions, the vows and the speech by Bishop Michael have received enormous attention and admiration.
The wedding ceremony seems to have benefited the local community as well. The flowers that were used in the decoration of St George’s Chapel where the royal wedding took place had been delivered to hospice patients in London.
St Joseph’s Hospice announced on May 20, 2018, that a very special delivery of bouquets was received. These were made from the royal wedding flowers. The healthcare facility thanked the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the royal florist Phillipa Craddock on facebook. They exclaimed that the Hospice looked and smelled delightful. A picture of a patient holding the flowers was posted alongside which received more than 3,600 likes and 2,200 shares.
The arrangement of flowers included beech, birch and hornbeam, peonies, foxgloves, and white garden roses The white garden roses had been one of late Princess Diana’s favorite flowers. Meghan’s bouquet also paid tribute to Diana by the inclusion of forget-me-nots, another one of her favorite flowers. The bouquet was laid on the grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey in London at the end of the ceremony- a royal wedding tradition.