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Royal Wedding Latest: The Flowers

Trees, ferns and flowers inside the Abbey

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Royal Wedding Flowers

We’ve spied the royal staffers ferrying the first greenery through the doors of Westminster Abbey over the last couple of days (those 20ft English Field Maples and towering Hornbeams were hard to miss), but now our on-the-ground expert, floral guru Laura Lee of Kenneth Turner Flowers, has given us the inside track on those all-important blooms.

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“We have just had a preview of the flowers inside the Abbey – soft green maple trees under-planted with delicate ferns, strawberry plants and glorious Danish lily of the valley plants,” she reveals. “The scent must be wonderful.”

Blossoms, azaleas, rhododenron, euphorbias, beech, wisteria and lilac from the Royal Estates and other nationwide flower-growers were primped and prepped to fit the vision of London-based flower designer extraordinaire Shane Connolly, who directed a team including Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace’s own florists and others hand-picked by Wills & Kate themselves.

Be inspired for your own big day when you see the royal flowers first-hand at Westminster Abbey this week and next – they’ll be on display until 6 May 2011.

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