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Meghan Markle: Her symbolic message and her gift to Philip


Meghan Markle was not at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor this Saturday, April 17 for the funeral of Prince Philip. Remained in the United States, the wife of Prince Harry had a delicate attention for the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

An absent very present … Meghan Markle has not made the trip to Windsor. Pregnant, her doctor advised her not to go to the UK. Some believe that she did not want to be the center of attention after her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey last March. It is therefore from Santa-Barbara, in the United States, that the 39-year-old mother-to-be is following the funeral of Prince Philip this Saturday, April 17. In addition to this very personal tribute from a distance, and in complete privacy, to the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Sussex had a very special attention to the husband of the Queen who died on April 9 at the age of 99. With her husband, Meghan Markle sent a very symbolic wreath to St. George’s Chapel, reveals Hello, which states that the composition was accompanied by a “handwritten note” from Prince Harry’s wife.

The content was not revealed, but Prince Philip and Meghan Markle had a “special bond,” and that the latter was known for her talents in calligraphy. This suggests something of great beauty, just like the flowers that this writing accompanied. The Sussexes commissioned their favorite florist, Willow Crossley, for this very important task. It was already to him that they trusted in 2018 for their wedding reception and for the baptism of their son Archie the following year. To pay tribute to Prince Philip as best as possible, the couple left nothing to chance.


A meaningful floral arrangement

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle requested that their wreath include acanthus mollis, the national flower of Greece, as a symbol of his heritage and eryngium, better known as sea holly, as a representation of the Royal Marines, says Hello. An attention that would have undoubtedly touched Prince Philip who was very attached to his military past. It is moreover this common experience, but at long intervals, which had contributed to bring him closer to Prince Harry.

acanthus mollis & eryngium,

At the time of paying tribute to him, his grandson preferred to emphasize his humor. The flower arrangement he had made with his wife also contains bellflowers, representing gratitude and eternal love, lavender, to underline his unfailing devotion, especially to his grandmother, but also roses, as a symbol of June. It is indeed on June 10 that Prince Philip should have celebrated his 100th birthday.

Photo credits: AGENCY / BESTIMAGE

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