Why Did Queen Elizabeth II Force Princess Diana To Have 2 Wedding Bouquets?

Date June 6, 2018

The royal wedding has already taken place, but there are many details that didn't receive proper attention. For example, did you know that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry paid a sweet tribute to late Princess Diana by designing custom floral arrangements?

The couple has chosen white garden roses to be used for decorations in the chapel. As it turns out, these flowers were Diana’s favorite.

As for the wedding bouquet, it featured blooms that the royal redhead picked, such as Forget-Me-Nots (another Diana's favorite flower), sweet peas, jasmine, lily of the valley, and more.


Duchess Meghan had a small bouquet, though some thought it would be huge due to royal traditions. And it looks like there has been only one version of it, or we just didn't get a chance to see the second. Back in 1981, Princess Diana had to have 2 bridal bouquets.

Why so?

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On her big day, the People’s Princess carried a huge cascade of flowers, featuring gardenias, lily of the valley, freesia, ivy, myrtle, and other flowers. And she was forced to have 2 versions of the same bouquet because of her mother-in-law, the Queen.

Actually, there’s a very practical reason behind it. The florist made two identical bouquets in case Diana lost one of them.

When you look at the pictures of Elizabeth II’s wedding with Prince Philip, you might notice that, in some, the Queen is without a bouquet because it got lost.

Now, it’s the tradition to make two bouquets so that doesn’t happen again.


Did you like Meghan's bouquet?

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