For a prince’s wed­ding, even the greenery has royal roots

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WIND­SOR, ENG­LAND » Even the fo­liage in the flower ar­range­ments will have royal roots.

Philippa Crad­dock, the Lon­don florist se­lected by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to de­sign the blooms for their wed­ding cer­e­mony at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel, said Wed­nes­day that silver birch and English oak from nearby Wind­sor Great Park will be a part of the greenery adorn­ing the scenery.

An in­te­gral part at that, ac­cord­ing to Crad­dock, who says: “Ac­tu­ally, it’s very much the fo­liage and shapes of the branches that will give us the shape of the de­signs.”

Wind­sor Great Park is one of the open spa­ces owned by Bri­tain’s monarch. Wil­liam the Con­queror hunted there in the 11th cen­tury when the park was a for­est. Harry’s grand­fa­ther, Prince Philip, holds the ti­tle of park ranger.

Roses, pe­onies and fox­gloves also will be in the ar­range­ments.


Flo­ral de­signer Philippa Crad­dock, and Keeper of the Gar­dens John An­der­son are pho­tographed in the Sav­ill Gar­den, in Wind­sor Great Park, Wind­sor, Eng­land.

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