- Meghan Markle, 36, is set to marry Prince Harry on Saturday May 19 this year in a ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
- She will carry peonies, her favourite flower, as part of her wedding bouqet, a florist has predicted.
- The colour of these flowers may break a royal tradition held by everyone from Kate Middleton, 36, to Queen Elizabeth, 91.
Meghan’s wedding bouquet will most likely contain peonies, a florist predicts.
“May is the prime season for peonies, and I would not be at all surprised if they feature heavily in the floral content,” said florist Anna-Liisa Evans.
Peonies are known to be Meghan’s favourite bloom, featuring heavily on her deleted Instagram account.
It is also said Meghan will carry myrtle on her wedding day, which is a royal tradition.
But will Meghan break royal tradition on her wedding day? It is said her wedding bouquet will have a crucial difference from brides before her.
Tradition in the royal family is for brides to have a wedding bouquet of all white flowers.
‘White, the symbol of purity and fidelity has featured in all recent royal weddings, from Queen Elizabeth II, through to Princess Diana and Kate Middleton.
However, Anna-Liisa predicts rather than sticking to white peonies, Meghan will choose peonies in “a fabulous array of colours” instead.
Anna-Liisa compared this choice to previous royal brides, like Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
“Kate’s choice was less structured, although still very fragrant, instead eschewing the previous trend for orchid heavy bouquets for something created out of fabulous delicate home grown seasonal flowers, such as hyacinth and lily of the valley.”
She described Princess Diana’s bouquet as “a cascading cacophony of heavily fragrant flowers including gardenias, stephanotis, freesia, lily of the valley”.
Meghan is breaking another royal tradition on her wedding day to Prince Harry.
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