Hospice patients recieve royal wedding flowers

Saturday Harry and Meghan found a lovely way to give a second life to the blooms from their nuptials - they donated them to patients at a hospice in London.

"Today we got a very special delivery. Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients," St. Joseph's Hospice wrote on Facebook, along with a photo of a smiling patient holding a bouquet. "A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture."

One of the patients, 89 year old Pauline Clayton, once worked as an embroideress to Norman Hartnell, one of the Queen's dressmakers. 70 years ago when she was 19, she worked for 50 hours on the train of the Queen's own wedding dress, according to the UK's Press Association.

Father Peter-Michael Scott, the hospice's lead chaplain said "It is about the energy of love. We are absolutely thrilled by the flowers and the patients feel feel so special having received this gift and all the attention". 

Meghan sent her bridal bouquet to Westminster Abbey to “rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior,” as a tribute to those who died in World War I and other military conflicts, according to a press release.

 
 

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