Kate and William’s relationship foreshadowed in hidden wedding detail – ‘Steady love’


KATE MIDDLETON was very hands-on when it came to her wedding to Prince William, so much so, she chose flowers with certain meanings for her wedding bouquet.

While it was small in size, it carried a lot of meaning.

The flowers had been arranged into the shape of a shield, and white satin ribbon wrapped around the stems and tied in a bow at the top to create a place for the Duchess to hold it.

The green and white motif consisted of four home-grown British floral varieties – lily of the valley, sweet William, hyacinth, and myrtle. 

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Kate and William’s relationship foreshadowed in hidden wedding detail – ‘Steady love’ (Image: GETTY)

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Kate’s bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly. (Image: GETTY)

To keep within tradition, designers snipped the sprig of myrtle from the same plant that provided stems for Queen Elizabeth’s bouquet in 1947 when she married Prince Philip.

While the bouquet looked simple with it’s purpose to not detract attention from the bride or her dress, the floral arrangement was anything but a hastily picked bunch of flowers.

In fact, each flower was specifically chosen for their meaning or symbolisation.

Reports reveal that each stem of lily of the valley – an expnsive seasonla bloom – had to be hard-wired to create the finished look.

Buckingham Palace noted the arrangement drew “on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and on the Language of Flowers”.

Lily of the Valley “is often used by brides as it signifies purity”, the experts said.

The “future Queen Consort also chose hyacinths which represent steady love”.

In addition to Lily of the Valley and hyacinths, Kate’s bouquet contained ivy which is said to symbolise “fidelity and friendship”.

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Kate’s bouquet had Lily of the Valley, sweet William, hyacinth, ivy and myrtle (Image: GETTY)

As for sweet William, this flower choice is said to be a nod to her husband.

Finally, the myrtle is seen as “the emblem of matrimony”.

Flying Flowers added: “As is traditional with the royals, her bouquet was kept neutral and simple, made up of only white flowers.”

After saying her vows, the new duchess followed the tradition started by Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

In April this year, Kate and William will have been married for 11 years.

Therefore it could be said the flowers in Kate’s wedding bouquet has so far foreshadowed the Duke and Duchess’ relationship.


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