Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Found The Perfect Use For Their Wedding Flowers

"An amazing gesture, you're all very kind."

The beautiful flowers at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding this weekend were put to good use after the ceremony. According to the Evening Standard, the flowers which adorned the entrance to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle were sent to hospices and women's refuges.

Emily Andrews of The Sun added on social media that the flowers inside the chapel were left for another wedding later in the week. The arrangements, designed by florist Philippa Craddock, included peonies and white garden roses, the latter of which were reportedly a favorite of Harry's mother Princess Diana.

On Sunday, St. Joseph's Hospice in London posted a touching photo thanking the royal couple for sending the flowers. In it, one of the patients smiles while holding a bouquet. "All our patients got a stunning bouquet and the hospice smells and looks gorgeous," the facility wrote on Twitter. "An amazing gesture, you're all very kind."

Markle, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, also sent her wedding bouquet to rest at the grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey — a tradition begun by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Prince Harry handpicked the flowers in the bouquet from the couple's private garden at Kensington Palace, and included another of Princess Diana's favorite flowers, forget-me-nots.

The flower donation isn't the only way the royal couple used their wedding to give back. In lieu of gifts, they asked that well-wishers make a charitable donation to one of seven organizations "which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about," including the Children's HIV Association and The Wilderness Foundation UK. 

(H/T: Glamour)

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