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Here's why no one caught Meghan's wedding bouquet

Junie Sihlangu
May 22, 2018
07:05 A.M.
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It is a well-known fact that at a wedding; the bride usually throws her bouquet to the crowd of single women who wish to marry. However, during Duchess Meghan’s wedding, this ritual wasn’t performed.

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It’s been found out that the Royal Family has their own ritual that has been performed since 1923. Instead of throwing the bouquet, it got sent to Westminster Abbey according to a post on Twitter.

A number of Royal brides have chosen to keep their bouquets and have them sent to Westminster Abbey. There they are laid on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

Duchess Meghan's flowers were sent to the Abbey on Sunday for this purpose. This tradition was started by the Queen Mother when she married King George VI in 1923.

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They were laid there in memory of her brother Fergus, who was killed in 1915 at the Battle of Loos during the First World War. The grave stands as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

It also represents all those who died since, in international military conflict. The tradition has been followed by many brides, including the Queen, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge.

‘Following Royal tradition The Duchess of Sussex's wedding bouquet is laid on the grave of the Unknown Warrior in the west nave of Westminster Abbey in London.’

The Royal Family, Twitter, May 21, 2018

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Meghan's bouquet perfectly complemented her sleek and elegant wedding dress. The flowers she chose had a special significance for her.

The new Duchess went with Forget-Me-Nots which happened to be Princess Diana's, Prince Harry’s mothers' favorite flowers. She chose them to honor her husband’s late mother.

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Scented sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia, were all included in the bouquet. All the flowers were bound together with a naturally dyed, raw silk ribbon.

Prince Harry also handpicked several flowers from the couple's private garden at their home at Kensington Palace. He gave these to their florist, Philippa Craddock, to be added to the bouquet.

Meghan also carried a sprig of myrtle in her bouquet. This is another Royal Family tradition that dates back to 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert.

Myrtle symbolizes love and hope and has been used in royal brides' bouquets since the 19th century. It is known as the emblem of matrimony.

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