Kate carries "sweet William" in her bouquet
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, paid an allusion to her new husband Prince William on Friday by including "sweet William" flowers in her bridal bouquet, dpa reported.
The bouquet, as royal tradition dictates, also included a sprig from a myrtle bush planted by Queen Victoria on the Isle of Wight in 1845. Other flowers in the bouquet included hyacinth, lily-of-the- valley and ivy.
It was designed by Shane Connolly, the florist also responsible for decorating the wedding venue Westminster Abbey with eight English maple trees.
The symbolism of the flowers used at the royal wedding has been much commented on. Sweet William means gallantry, lily-of-the-valley return of happiness, hyacinth constancy of love, while ivy signifies fidelity, marriage, wedded love, friendship and affection. Myrtle is the emblem of marriage and love.