Royal wedding flowers turned into bouquets for hospice patients

(FOX NEWS) -- The flowers that decorated St. George’s Chapel for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding brought some joy to hospice patients in London.

St. Joseph’s Hospice announced Sunday the staff received a “very special delivery” of bouquets that were made from the royal wedding flowers.

“A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture,” the health care facility wrote on Facebook along with a photo of a patient and the bouquet.

The Facebook post received more than 3,600 reactions and 2,200 shares as of Monday morning.

Kensington Palace previously said Craddock's floral arrangements would be distributed to charities after Saturday’s wedding ceremony. The arrangements included beech, birch and hornbeam, peonies, foxgloves and white garden roses, a favorite of late Princess Diana.

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Markle’s bouquet also paid tribute to Prince Harry’s mother, including forget-me-nots, another one of Diana’s favorite flowers. Her bouquet was later placed on the grave of the Unknown Warrior in the west nave of Westminster Abbey in London — a royal wedding tradition.

It’s unclear which charities received the rest of the flowers.

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