The vibrant yellow Chrysanthemum has been dubbed the newborn royal’s flower. While the particular botanical wonder is gorgeous, there’s a special reason why Chrysanthemums are the royal flower of choice – they’re a nod to the blooms that decorated Westminster Abbey when the Queen and Prince Philip said “I do” in 1947, Town and Country points out. White lilies, pink carnations, roses, ivy and camellia foliage also brought colour to the Abbey on their wedding day.
Archie’s mom is a known lover of beautiful blooms. Peonies are especially her favourite, and she was often spotted purchasing and decorating her home with them while living in Toronto filming her paralegal hit series, Suits.
In February, it was revealed the 37-year-old duchess would receive her own Chelsea Flower Show bloom named after her, too – the Clematis Meghan. The flower was reportedly chosen just after Harry and Meghan tied the knot on May 19, 2018.
An even more adorable connection is that “Flower” was one of Meghan’s childhood nicknames! In 2017, Meghan made an Instagram post on her now deactivated account, in which she revealed her mother Doria Ragland still called her. On her former lifestyle blog The Tig, she once also said her friends had taken to using the moniker to refer to her.
The annual Chelesas Flower Show was a major hit this year, as it always is! But this time in particular, the Duchess of Cambridge had the opportunity to design her own special garden, alongside two landscape artists. Her Back to Nature Garden intends to help families reconnect with the great outdoors... And she even brought her own clan to visit on the evening of May 19.
Kate’s garden includes several sweet tributes to family members, including beetroot and carrots in honour of the Queen, who used to plant them as a young girl. It also includes a waterfall modelled after the one on theRoyal Family’s Sandringham estate. But it’s also got a very subtle tribute to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana: forget-me-nots.