Prince Harry and bride Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gave a London hospice flowers that had been used to decorate St. George’s Chapel for their ceremony.
Today we got a very special delivery. Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our…
“Today we got a very special delivery. Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients,” the hospice wrote on Facebook, along with a photo of a smiling patient holding a bouquet. “A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture.”
St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the oldest and largest hospices in Britain. Each year the hospice cares for more than 2,100 patients, both in the hospice and out in the community in patients’ own homes.
Meanwhile, the bridal bouquet was sent to Westminster Abbey to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, a tradition which was begun by HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at her marriage to King George VI in memory of her brother Fergus who was killed in 1915 at the Battle of Loos during the First World War.