Why Was A Flower Named After Meghan Markle?

fMeghan Markle might currently be standing at the center of a ton of drama–mostly caused by her father, Thomas Markle, and half-sister, Samantha Markle, but she’s not letting it steal her joy. Markle has continued to put her best foot forward with her royal patronages and charities as she winds down the final weeks of her first pregnancy.

Now, other people including her friends, loved ones, and folks who admire and respect the duchess are standing up for her. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) just announced that they will be naming a flower after Markle that will debut at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the unveiling of the Labalaba Statue on October 25, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the unveiling of the Labalaba Statue on October 25, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji |Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images

Why was a flower named after Meghan Markle?

The RHS decided to name a flower after Markle as a thoughtful way to show just how kind and vibrant the Duchess of Sussex is. Markle’s flower is named that Clematis Meghan. The RHS describes the purple-pink clematis as, “a very hardy plant, with rich and opulent flowers that really make an impact when given the room to grow.” It sounds just like the former actress if you ask us. The flower will be on sale at the Chelsea Flower Show which will run from May 21-25, 2019.

The last royal to get a flower named after them was Prince Louis. When the baby prinze was born April 23, 2018, the RHS named the Clematis Prince Louis after him. The bright purple flowers were available for a limited time after his birth.

Kate Middleton’s big project at the Chelsea Flower Show

Meghan Markle isn’t the only royal involved with the Chelsea Flower Show. Her sister-in-law, Duchess Kate Middleton is currently on working on a massive project that will debut there. The Duchess of Cambridge will co-design a garden at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. Middleton has teamed up with The Royal Horticultural Society and her co-designers, Andrée Davies and Adam White for a stunning “Back to Nature Garden” theme.

According to the Kensington Palace Instagram account, the aim of the garden is to celebrate the countryside and encourage families and communities to rediscover nature in its raw form and feel the mental and physical health benefits it has to offer. Taking a closer look at the sketches — the garden will be woodland inspired, capturing the whimsy and magic of the great outdoors that we adored as children. Middleton is an avid gardener and an advocate for mental health. Her garden will combine both of her passions.

Will there be a flower named after Baby Sussex?

Since Baby Sussex is expected to make his or her debut in late April or early May, just around the time of the Chelsea Flower Show, we think that it’s very likely Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bundle of joy will also get a flower named after them.

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