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Since the announcement of the wedding between His Royal Highness Prince Harry of England and the American Actress Meghan Markle, there has been a great deal of interest in each and every detail of the wedding. This will be the first major British Royal Wedding to take place since that of Prince Harry of England’s older brother, Heir apparent to the British throne, to his, now, wife the Duchess of Cambridge.
The wedding, which will take place on 19 May 2018, will be conducted inside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Although the wedding will have a limited number of guests it is expected that the streets will be filled with well-wishers from all over the world to celebrate with the couple. Further than the exclusive selection of official guests, 2 640 members of the public will be invited to view the processions from the castle grounds as well as 610 Windsor Castle community members, various other Royal Staff as well as members of charities the pair supports.
As days creep closer to the Royal Wedding, more details have been announced by the Palace. The latest announcement has confirmed that London based florist Philippa Craddock has been chosen to create the church flowers for their wedding. Philippa Craddock has gained a reputation as one of the foremost florists in London and is a favourite for members of London society. Ms Craddock commented:
“I am excited and honoured to have been chosen by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle to design and create their wedding flowers. Working with them has been an absolute pleasure. The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun. The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront.”
The exceptionally talented florist will be directing a team who includes florists from Buckingham Palace as well as from St George’s Chapel in order to bring to fruition her creations. These displays will decorate the interiors of St George’s Chapel and St George’s Hall. In an official announcement made by the Palace, it was confirmed that floral displays in St George’s Chapel will be created by sourcing local foliage. These will mainly be sourced from the grounds, parklands and gardens of Windsor Great Park and The Crown Estate.
Said to be incorporated into the floral designs for the Royal Wedding will also be pollinator-friendly plants from their wildflower meadows found throughout the Royal Parks. It has also been announced that wherever possible Philippa Craddock will use flowers and plants that are blooming and in season naturally in the month of May. As is her signature style, Philippa’s creations ‘will reflect the wild and natural landscapes from which many of the plants will be drawn’.
The couple has arranged that all of the flowers will be distributed to charitable organisations after the wedding.