REVEALED: What Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding flowers REALLY mean
Princess Eugenie’s Windsor wedding bouquet had a secret meaning that paid homage to the royal family’s roots, it has been revealed.
The pretty bouquet was put together by floral designer Patrice Van Helden Oakes and featured lily of the valley, white spray roses and ivy to name a few.
But as well as being pleasing to the eye, the formation also followed royal custom.
The bouquet featured myrtle, which as first carried by Queen Victoria’s daughter of the same name when she married in 1856.
The shrub has been selected many times in the decades since, with Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, also opting for it when she married her now ex-husband Prince Andrew in 1986.
Last May, the Royal Family tweeted: “Many Royal Brides across the generations have chosen to carry a sprig of Myrtle, which represents love, in their bouquets.
This tradition dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter.”
Eugenie also carried ivy in her bouquet, which is the symbol of love, and white roses which symbolise purity.
Despite her flowers featuring a series of nods to tradition, Eugenie dodged the theme when it came to the veil and decided to not have one.
Instead, she wore a stunning Russian-inspired tiara with an emerald inside.
After the reception, Jack Brooksbank drove his new wife in a silver DB10 Aston Martin sports car and the happy couple waved to onlookers as they made their way to Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, the home of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, for their evening celebrations.
Doting father Andrew helped Eugenie arrange her train as she made her way to the car. The Princess said “wow” as she saw the impressive vehicle, which was clearly a surprise for the bride.
The car is one of just eight made especially for the 2015 James Bond film Spectre.
Eugenie’s parents and Princess Beatrice travelled close behind the newlyweds in a Rolls-Royce.
Earlier in the day, newlyweds Eugenie and tequila brand ambassador Mr Brooksbank beamed and waved with delight as they emerged from the 15th century St George’s Chapel to greet hundreds of royal well-wishers who had flocked to Windsor to witness their romantic marriage ceremony.
The Queen’s granddaughter passionately kissed her new husband on the west Steps of St George’s Chapel, which were decorated with masses of autumn flowers and lined with Grenadier Guards in their distinctive red tunics and bearskin hats.
There were cheers as they kissed at the top of the steps, and further clapping when they shared another kiss halfway down.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK