Meghan’s Caribbean Flowers

| May 26, 2018

Here’s an interesting read from News Americas.

The flowers of 12 Caribbean countries will now become a part of history as the distinctive Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy veil worn by Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

So which Caribbean flowers made it on to the five meters long silk tulle veil with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza?

The Agave, Antigua and Barbuda; Yellow Elder, Bahamas;
The Pride of Barbados, Barbados; The Black Orchid, Belize; Carib Wood, Dominica; Bougainvillea, Grenada; Victoria Regia Water Lily, Guyana; Lignum Vitae, Jamaica;
The Rose and the Marguerite, Saint Lucia; Poinciana, St Kitts and Nevis.

Markle had expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony and Waight Keller designed the veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.

Significant time was spent researching the flora of each Commonwealth country, according to Kensington Palace, “and much care was taken by Waight Keller to ensure that every flower was unique.”

Each flower was worked flat, in three dimensions to create a unique and delicate design. The workers spent hundreds of hours meticulously sewing and washing their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine.

Poinciana, St. Kitts and Nevis

The Black Orchid, Belize

Victoria Regia Water Lily, Guyana


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