A flower named for Princess Charlotte to debut at Chelsea Flower Show

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter Princess Charlotte is now the proud owner of her very own flower. The Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum, which is pink with green tips, will make its debut at the Chelsea Flower Show next month.

The bloom was produced by Deliflor, the world's largest chrysanthemum breeder. The Dutch company previously delivered a bouquet of flowers to Prince William and Kate following the birth of Charlotte last May.


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Princess Charlotte has had a chrysanthemum named in her honour

The Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum is being entered for Flower of the Year at the Chelsea Flower Shower, which will run from May 24 until May 28 at the Royal Hospital.

It is also going on sale at the British grocery store Waitrose on May 2 – Princess Charlotte's first birthday – with some proceeds being donated to East Anglia's Children's Hospices, of which Duchess Kate is the royal patron.

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The Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum is pink with green tips

"We're happy to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and we're sure the Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum, with its beautiful pale pink petals with be popular with customers this spring," said Waitrose horticultural buyer Tracey Telford. "We're also hoping that it will prove a popular bloom at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May."

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The Georgie Boy daffodil was unveiled at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show

The Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum is the latest in a long line of flowers named after members of the royal family. The Georgie Boy daffodil, named after Charlotte's big brother Prince George, was unveiled by Walker Bulbs at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.


During their visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2012, William and Kate had the chance to view the Vanda William Catherine, a white and pink orchid created in their honour.

The 33-year-old Prince also admired a white orchid named after his mother. Diana, Princess of Wales, was delighted to have a flower named in her honour, but she sadly died in Paris just two weeks before she was due to fly out and see it.

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