Each element of The Queen's funeral has been carefully considered. In particular, the flowers placed on top of The Queen's coffin, which was carried in procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey carry huge significance.
Placed alongside the Royal Imperial crown, orb and sceptre, the floral wreath is made up of flowers and foliage selected personally by her son, King Charles III.
The flowers, in shades of pink, deep burgundy, white and gold, to reflect the Royal Standard, include pelargoniums, roses, autumnal hydrangea, sedum, dahlias and scabious. There is also rosemary, for remembrance, myrtle, a symbol of happy marriage, and English oak, which symbolises the strength of love.
Nestled amongst the large display of flowers is a note with a handwritten message, which says: 'In loving and devoted memory – Charles R'.
The BBC confirmed the wreath contains flowers from Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House.
The official Royal Family Twitter account revealed that, at the King's request, the myrtle included in the wreath is cut from a plant grown from the sprig of myrtle that was in the Queen's wedding bouquet in 1947.
As per The King's request, the wreath has been made sustainably without the use of floral foam and is instead presented in a nest of English moss.
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