As cameras showed the
emotional moment, wreathes that had been left on the coffin by the family were
seen, many of which featured the final handwritten words that would be shared
with Her Majesty.
Included among the wreathes
was one from the Prince and Princess of Wales, which bore
handwritten notes from the pair of them.
Their personal monograms could
be seen on both of the wreathes.
wreath was made up of some of the Queen’s favourite flowers, and they were
nestled close to where the Imperial Crown lay before it was removed from the
Many other royals left
touching notes for Her Majesty, including King Charles, who left a touching one
that read: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.”
The Queen’s funeral
flowers at Westminster featured plenty of foliage including myrtle which
was used in her 1953 wedding bouquet as is royal tradition.
English oak, which symbolizes
the strength of love, and weeping birch has also been incorporated in the state
The Queen’s funeral flowers
and wreaths featured large white and green displays of blooms that mourners
will have seen over the past week. These included Asiatic lilies, gladioli,
alstroemeria, and Eustoma.
At the Queen’s state funeral,
garden roses, autumnal hydrangea, sedum, dahlias and scabious were also on
display and these are in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches
of white, to reflect the Royal Standard.