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For a prince's wedding, even the greenery has royal roots

Last Updated May 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm PDT

Floral designer Philippa Craddock, and Keeper of the Gardens John Anderson are photographed in the Savill Garden, in Windsor Great Park, Windsor, England, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, as they look at leaves to be used in the floral displays at St George's Chapel. The arrangements will be created using locally sourced foliage, much of which will be taken from the gardens and parkland of Windsor Great Park. (Eddie Mulholland/Pool Photo via AP)

WINDSOR, England – Even the foliage in the flower arrangements will have royal roots.

Philippa Craddock, the London florist selected by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to design the blooms for their wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, said Wednesday that silver birch and English oak from nearby Windsor Great Park will be a part of the greenery adorning the scenery.

An integral part at that, according to Craddock, who says: “Actually, it’s very much the foliage and shapes of the branches that will give us the shape of the designs.”

Windsor Great Park is one of the open spaces owned by Britain’s monarch. William the Conqueror hunted there in the 11th century when the park was a forest. Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, holds the title of park ranger.

Roses, peonies and foxgloves also will be in the arrangements.


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