Her flowers on her big day have special meaning to the Royal Family…

Kate Middletonbroke with tradition and opted for a neat modern floral bouquet for her marriage to Prince William.

Former royal brides including Princess Diana opted for a larger shower bouquet – with the flowers trailing down the front of the bride’s dress.

Kate’s simple yet elegant bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly – a florist based in Kensington – and included myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth and Sweet William.

The flowers were chosen for their meaning and their significance to the Royal Family, the Middleton family and with a nod to the language of flowers. 

Lily-of-the-valley signifies a return of happiness, hyacinth means constancy of love and ivy is for fidelity.

Sweet William stands for gallantry – and, of course, was added to celebrate the groom.

Kate’s bouquet is also believed to have contained stems from a myrtle planted by Queen Victoria in 1845, as well as a sprig from the myrtle used in the Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947.

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