The Late Queen Elizabeth II will have a special touch on her son, King Charles III’s Coronation. The floral displays outside Buckingham Palace will feature flowers grown in organic mulch that was made following the death of Her Majesty in 2022.
Following the death of the late monarch, royal fans flocked to pay their respects and left floral tributes across the nation. So many people came to pay their respects in Green Park (near Buckingham Palace), another designated memorial site had to be created in Hyde Park.
As the nation prepares for The Coronation of King Charles III, his mother’s memory will help create a new beginning. The floral tributes left following the national period of mourning were taken and turned into compost. Processed separately from any packaging and cards, the organic compost is being used for shrubberies and landscaping projects across Royal Parks.
Flowers have already been heavily featured around The Coronation and its promotion including the official logo. The logo features floral emblems of different countries across the United Kingdom. The Coronation invitation is also intricately decorated with a wide variety of symbolic flowers. Some of the flowers taken from the composted material will be used for a floral backdrop at Buckingham Palace.
At the moment, it is unclear what flowers will be chosen for The Coronation. In the past, royal events have been known to feature the Lily of the Valley, a bloom that was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth II as she used it in her Coronation bouquet and had a custom brooch made with the flower during her Platinum Jubilee. Traditionally the flower represents good luck and happiness.
King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be crowned on 6 May at Westminster Abbey.