If you watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot this weekend, then you know how beautiful their wedding was. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely incredible as they exchanged vows.
If you were able to tear your eyes away from the love birds, you may have noticed how stunning the chapel was. Not only was there beautiful sunlight streaming through the windows, there were also fresh flowers everywhere.
Meghan and her bridesmaids carried small white bouquets, the bridesmaids wore white flower crowns, and there were flowers adorning seemingly every wall.
According to CNN, the flowers were peonies, foxgloves, and white garden roses. Many of these flowers were sourced from royal gardens.
After the wedding was over, the flowers weren’t left to just wilt and die. Instead, they were turned into beautiful bouquets and donated to hospice patients and charities.
St. Joseph’s Hospice was one of the locations where patients received flowers from the royal newlyweds. On Facebook, they wrote, “Today we got a very special delivery. Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients. A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture.” The Facebook post was shared over 3,600 times and received over 6,500 reactions.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are known for their philanthropic hearts, so it’s no surprise that they decided to donate the flowers from their nuptials. Another wonderful thing they did at their wedding? They asked their guests to forgo wedding gifts and instead donate to charities.
Although they’ve only been married for a few days, Harry and Meghan are already making a mark on their community. What a wonderful way to start off a marriage!
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