The royal family kept a very intriguing and endearing wedding tradition alive, and it is now up to Meghan Markle to honor the monarchs once more.
When it comes to the royals, nothing goes without a few rules and stipulations. Yes, even weddings!
While we all know the blue-bloods have a whole list of things they can or can’t do, this one seemingly minor detail gives a more intimate and personal note to the royal British family.
What is even more interesting is that every immediate royal bride so far, including the Queen herself, has accepted to follow this practice, creating a lovely tradition for their future generations.
Now, in light of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement announcement, the nobles are expecting the former actress to join the practice as well.
The very mystery of this practice lies in the bride’s bouquet. Namely, since Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding, every royal bride has worn a little myrtle incorporated in their wedding bouquet.
Not just a royal routine, this flower has its symbolic meaning as well. As told by sources acquainted with royal traditions, myrtle is a flower representing love and marriage, and ought to serve as a good-luck charm to the newlyweds.
But, here is the catch.
We are not talking about your everyday myrtle found at the florist. Actually, this particular myrtle was a gift to Queen Victoria by the grandmother of Prince Albert.
Moreover, the myrtle flower in question was grown on the Isle of Wight, making it that more special.
Everyone from Kate Middleton to Princess Diana wore a piece of this rare myrtle bush in their bouquets. Of course, the custom was preceded by none else but Queen Elizabeth herself, during her wedding to Prince Philip.
Once thing is certain, though, Meghan
Markle is expected to follow through with this practice, and May cannot come
Based on materials: mirror.co