Princess Eugenie has married Jack Brooksbank in Windsor today (Friday) – and a piece of the Isle of Wight played a very special part.
The Queen’s granddaughter walked down the aisle with myrtle, grown at Osborne House for around 170 years.
She joins a long list of royal brides to include it in their wedding bouquet, alongside Meghan Markle who wed Prince Harry in May this year.
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Speaking at the time, English Heritage Head Gardener Toby Beasley said:
“Queen Victoria had some Myrtle in a posey given to her by Albert’s grandma and when she came to Osbourne she planted it out. Sprigs from that Myrtle was used in Princess Victoria’s Bouquet, their eldest daughter, when she got married in 1858 and it’s been in wedding Bouquet’s ever since.”