LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A note from Britain's King Charles III is seen with flowers on the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Daniel Leal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

While a lot of the world proceed to mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the late monarch’s casket has returned to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral. As the queen was introduced via the church, many eyes had been drawn to the gorgeous wreath positioned on her casket, and it seems that the flowers truly carry a deeply vital which means: as well as to rosemary, English moss, and oak, the wreath additionally included myrtle grown straight from the precise sprig utilized in the queen’s 1947 wedding bouquet.

The remainder of the foliage within the wreath was equally symbolic. Rosemary represents loyalty and remembrance, and English oak is used as an indication of energy of affection. (Couples even used to get married beneath English oaks to strengthen their love.) Myrtle, in the meantime, signifies love and a contented marriage. Ultimately, the wreath is a tribute to the queen’s 73-year marriage to Prince Philip.

“At His Majesty The King’s request, the wreath comprises flowers and foliage reduce from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House,” Buckingham Palace introduced in a press release earlier than the funeral on Monday. “Also included are: Scented pelargoniums; backyard roses; autumnal hydrangea; sedum; dahlias; and scabious, all in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, to mirror the Royal Standard, on which it sits.”

To make sure the wreath endures for so long as doable, the queen’s son, now King Charles III, additionally particularly requested the floral association to be made in a sustainable method, devoid of any sort of floral foam. As a closing contact, the brand new king left his mom a word on the wreath, which learn, “In loving and devoted reminiscence — Charles R.” Following the funeral, Queen Elizabeth can be buried alongside her husband at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

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