MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY were not just thinking of themselves on their wedding day two years ago, it has emerged, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left a surprise gift for the church’s local congregation.
Florist Philiipa Craddock has revealed the newlyweds left the splendid floral archway from their wedding at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the congregation to enjoy in the services which followed. The wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, which took place on May 19, 2018, was attended by dozens of celebrity guests and a global television audience of millions.
The chapel is a working church with services every day so the week following the royal wedding was a particular special time for the local congregation as they could have enjoyed the exceptional decorations.
Ms Craddock shared pictures on her social media account of the stunning floral archways her team created, which include roses, peonies and foxgloves.
Ms Craddock wrote on Instagram: “I remember the gentle hum inside the Chapel as we created these designs, immense team work at its best.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating their second wedding anniversary (Image: GETTY )
Philippa Craddock designed the flowers for the royals (Image: Instagram*Philippa Craddock)
“The archways were huge, we used scaffolding and designed a complex under structure to ensure they were absolutely secure, without causing any damage to the beautiful stonework underneath.
“It was important each stem had access to water, to last the duration (and without the use of floral foam).
“We left the archways in place the following day, for the congregations to enjoy during the services.”
Many people commented on the post to say how beautiful they remembered the flowers to be.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left flowers for the chapel’s congregation after their wedding (Image: Instagram*Philippa Craddock)
One fan said: “This is amazing. I still surprise myself by how much images like these excite me.
“The creativity behind it is outstanding.”
Another social media user said: “It was gorgeous!
“Softened the hard surfaces and brought the outside in – made it so much warmer.
The stunning floral decorations for Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018 (Image: INSTAGRAM*Philippa Craddock)
“We could almost imagine the fragrance.”
The couple are spending their second wedding anniversary in the US after moving there before coronavirus lockdowns were implemented around the world.
From the end of March this year, the couple stopped using their HRH titles and stopped being official senior working royals.
Meghan Markle has moved to Los Angeles with Prince Harry (Image: GETTY )
They are now preparing to launch their charity organisation Archewell.
Meghan and Harry are said to enjoying their special second wedding anniversary day at home.
A source told BAZAAR.com: “Like everyone else, they are in lockdown at the moment, so they will just be hanging out together at home.
“But it will still be a lovely day.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK