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The flowers which graced the royal wedding have been shared out to different charities.
Former embroideress Pauline Clayton, 89, a patient at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, east London, described the gift from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as “lovely”.
Hospice officials discovered by chance that Mrs Clayton used to work for the Queen’s dressmaker Sir Norman Hartnell, when they chatted to her after the royal wedding.
The hospice, which was founded in 1905, is among a number of charities which on Sunday had a special delivery of some of the white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves which surrounded the royal couple on their big day.
The flowers were admired by the staff, volunteers and visitors as they were shared out among the patients and placed in the chapel.
Speaking from her room at the hospice where she is receiving respite care, Mrs Clayton said:
If I was her (Meghan) I would have wanted to keep them all with me.
– PAULINE CLAYTON