By NAN Contributor

News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. May 21, 2018: The flowers of 12 Caribbean countries will now become a part of history as the distinctive Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy veil worn by Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

So which Caribbean flowers made it on to the five meters long silk tulle veil with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza?

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The distinctive national flowers in full color from the Caribbean member nations of the Commonwealth chosen were as follows:

Agave – Antigua and Barbuda


Yellow Elder – Bahamas


The Pride Of Barbados – Barbados


The Black Orchid – Belize


Carib Wood – Dominica


Bougainvillea – Grenada


Victoria Regia Water Lily – Guyana


Lignum Vitae – Jamaica


The Rose And The Marguerite – Saint Lucia


Poinciana – St. Kitts and Nevis


Soufriere Tree – St. Vincent & the Grenadines


Chaconia – Trinidad & Tobago


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Markle had expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony and Waight Keller designed the veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.

Significant time was spent researching the flora of each Commonwealth country, according to Kensington Palace, “and much care was taken by Waight Keller to ensure that every flower was unique.”

Each flower was worked flat, in three dimensions to create a unique and delicate design. The workers spent hundreds of hours meticulously sewing and washing their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine.


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