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Why The Royal Wedding Will Probs Attract Bees

Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle will say 'I do' surrounded by peonies, foxgloves, white garden roses and maybe some bees.

London floral designer Philippa Craddock - a self-taught darling of the fashion - was chosen by the couple to create the church flowers for their wedding, Kensington Palace announced in March.

The flowers for the wedding of the ethically conscious pair will be created using locally sourced foliage and, where possible, plants that are in season and blooming naturally around the May 19 wedding date.

While bees usually aren't on anyone's desired list of wedding guests, the prince and his bride will also have pollinator-friendly plants supplied by the Royal Parks in their flower arrangements, which provide a great habitat for bees.

"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," Ms Craddock said in a statement.

"Working with them has been an absolute pleasure."

Ms Craddock's client list already includes Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace as well as fashion powerhouses Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Hermes and British Vogue.

At least one sprig of myrtle is expected to be carried by Ms Markle, the flower has been in the bouquet of every royal bride since Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840.

After the wedding, the couple has arranged for their flowers to be distributed to a number of charitable organisations.


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