Princess Charlotte Gets a Flower Named After Her -- See the Beautiful Blossom!
By Meredith B. Kile
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Princess Charlotte is a pretty lucky girl!
The daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate turns 1 year old next month, but she’s already an international celebrity, as well as fourth in line to the British throne. And now, she even has her very own flower!
Dutch flower company Deliflor has bred the special chrysanthemum named for the young princess, and even delivered a bouquet of the blooms -- which are pink with green tips -- to the royal couple shortly after Charlotte’s birth.
“Rossano Charlotte has all good characteristics of the Rossano chrysanthemum family and is very distinctive due to her large pink flowers and ray petals uniquely tipped in green,” the Deliflor website describes of the bloom. “A truly royal flower!”
A percentage of the proceeds from each sale of Charlotte’s flower -- which will also be entered in the prestigious Flower of the Year competition at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May -- will also be donated to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), a children’s charity for which Princess Kate serves as a royal patron.
Of course, Charlotte isn’t the first in her family to a have a special blossom named for her. Her parents viewed the Vanda William Catherine pink and white orchid at the Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2012, and in 2014, the Chelsea Flower Show featured an exhibit of “Georgie Boy” daffodils, named for Charlotte’s 2-year-old brother, Prince George.