60 million flowers

Floral tributes and symbolism for remembering Queen Elizabeth II

Of all the places that brought Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Kate, and Meghan Markle together, it was to view the massive love-filled fields of flowers that were laid on the grounds of Windsor Castle out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 after serving 70 years as the longest reigning monarch in history.

The New York Times estimated that there were 60 million flowers brought to honor Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for her service and values. Natalie Prince, a Windsor florist, told that sunflowers were one of the most popular flowers, and she had sold 8,000 of the blooms by Saturday afternoon.

“She was a ray of sunshine to so many people,” said Ms. Prince. “She was our sort of ray of hope.” The flowers will later be transported to hospitals and nursing homes, and the decaying ones will be used for fertilizer in Kensington Gardens. 

Read the complete article at www.flowerpowerdaily.com.


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