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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Sonja of Norway

The marriage of Harald and Sonja of Norway on August 29th 1968 was a groundbreaking royal wedding. But the bride chose some very traditional blooms for her bouquet while the church where she said ‘I do’ was decked with popular flowers and foliage. As Sonja Haraldsen walked into Oslo Cathedral, she carried a bouquet of white flowers arranged in a simple design. Amongst her posy were freesias…
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The Royal Myrtle: behind the scenes at Osborne House

With just days to go until the Royal Wedding, we’re getting a feel for how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will mix modern and traditional for their marriage at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th. And there are plenty of royal traditions for them to think about incorporating into their big day. One of the most famous is the inclusion of myrtle in the bride’s bouquet &#8211…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the Countess of Wessex

When Sophie Rhys Jones married Prince Edward on June 19th 1999 at St. George’s Chapel, she carried a bouquet with more than a hint of the past about it. The couple who starred in the last big Windsor wedding of the 20th century had gone for something of a medieval theme in the look of their big day and the flowers carried by the bride fitted right in. From the pageboys and bridesmaids in…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the mystery of the Queen Mother's bouquet

It’s perhaps the most famous and talked about royal wedding bouquet of all. The flowers carried by the Queen Mother, then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, at her marriage in April 1923 have entered regal folklore after the bride used them to begin a royal wedding tradition known around the world. But do you actually know what this celebrated bouquet looks like? The chances are that the answer is no…
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