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Prince Harry Picked the Flowers in Meghan Markle's Bridal Bouquet

He included some of Diana's favorite blooms.
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Prince Harry played a key role in designing Meghan Markle's wedding bouquet.

According to Kensington Palace, the groom himself picked flowers to be included in the bouquet on the day before the wedding.

"Prince Harry handpicked several flowers yesterday from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock," reads a statement from Kensington Palace.


Markle walking down the aisle with her bouquet

"The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favourite flower. The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honour the memory of the late Princess on this special day."

Specifically, Meghan's bouquet was on the smaller side, and also includes sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia. The stems were held together by a raw silk ribbon.

As is royal tradition, the bouquet also includes springs of myrtle. The custom dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria. Myrtle symbolizes hope and love, making it a perfect addition to any bride's bouquet.

"Many Royal Brides across the generations have chosen to carry a sprig of Myrtle, which represents love, in their bouquets," reads a recent tweet from the royal family's official account from earlier this week. "This tradition dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter."

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