The flowers, which had actually decorated St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle , were provided to St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney on Sunday.
Designed by Philippa Craddock, the flowers were hand-tied into arrangements for the hospice locals.
“We are so honoured to get this fantastic present,” the hospice stated.
Respite client Pauline Clayton, 89, was particularly pleased with the present. At the age of 19 she worked for royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell and assisted to embroider the 15ft (4.5 m) Botticelli-inspired train of Queen Elizabeth II’s bridal gown.
“We were on rationing then so we weren’t enabled to stitch on any decorations so the train was embroidered,” sie erklärt.
“There were 4 people ladies dealing with it and we made 49 and a half hours overtime doing that.
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“I actually liked working for the Queen Mother and I assisted to make much of her gowns throughout my 20-year profession with Norman Hartnell.
“With my royal connections it’s such a charming coincidence to be at St Joseph’s and get these wedding event flowers.
“They are really unique and lovely.”
Nigel Harding, president of the hospice, angegeben: “The flowers are merely sensational and our clients were both happy and shocked to get them.
“A big thank you to Philippa Craddock and her group – and obviously to the Royal couple.”
Flowers from gardens and parklands of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park were utilized to make the arrangements, and consisted of branches of beech, hornbeam and birch in addition to foxgloves and peonies.
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