Royal wedding mania has officially begun! With only the date and location confirmed, there has been plenty of speculation about what dress and flowers Meghan Markle will wear when she marries Prince Harry in May 2018.
One of the leading theories is that Meghan’s will pay tribute to Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, by carrying Lily of the Valley, which featured in Diana’s wedding bouquet. The flower symbolises trust and the return of
It’s also thought that Meghan’s bridal bouquet will include a sprig of myrtle, which was last seen in the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding bouquet in 2011, as a symbol of matrimony, love and hope.
The tradition dates back to Queen Victoria, who began the royal tradition when she married Prince Albert 177 years ago. It’s said that Catherine’s myrtle came from Queen Victoria’s 170-year-old garden.
A spokesperson from wedding planning site BrideBook told Elle UK, “We can certainly imagine Meghan incorporating Myrtle in to her bouquet, but doing so in her own unique way.
‘She may choose to include the fruit prior to when it flowers – fruit and vegetables in bouquets are predicted to be a big trend.
“The immature fruits that eventually flower are beautiful in their unformed state and are either a striking blue-black or yellow-amber colour, either of which would brighten a bouquet and add a tasteful splash of colour.
“The leaves are also a beautiful glossy green, and carry a sweet, spicy, orange scent.”
The American actress will be an unconventional addition to the royal
family, but we can’t see Meghan forgoing this centuries-old
convention when she marries Prince Harry next year!
Meghan’s no stranger to a floral arrangement, and has often posted pictures to her Instagram account of her favourite flower, peonies.
‘My weekly treat (and extra special thanks to Anna at my neighbourhood flower shop for finding peonies for me because she knows how much I love them!!!’),’ the actress wrote alongside images of a bouquet in 2016.
In another, Meghan quoted designer Christian Dior, posting, ‘”After women, flowers are the most lovely thing that God has given the world.” -Christian Dior #foodforthought’
Last week, Prince Harry and Meghan announced their official wedding date, Saturday 19th May 2018. We can’t wait to see which flowers – and dress, of course! – she’ll wear on the day.