How Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Wreath Honored Wedding to Prince Philip

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“Rosemary for remembrance; Myrtle, the ancient symbol of a happy marriage, and cut from a plant that was grown from a sprig of myrtle in Her Late Majesty’s wedding bouquet in 1947,” the statement continued. “And English oak, which symbolizes the strength of love.”

Also included in the arrangement are “scented pelargoniums; garden roses; autumnal hydrangea; sedum; dahlias; and scabious, all in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, to reflect the Royal Standard, on which it sits.”
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As Buckingham Palace noted, per His Majesty’s request, the wreath “is made in a totally sustainable way, in a nest of English moss and oak branches, and without the use of floral foam.”

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