The moving wedding day throwback in the Queen's funeral wreath

·Lifestyle Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is placed on a gun carriage ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Emilio Morenatti - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Right: Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, on their wedding day, 20th November 1947. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Foliage used on the late Queen's coffin at the state funeral were cut from a plant used at her wedding to the late Prince Phillip. (Getty Images)

The wreath of flowers on the late Queen's coffin at the state funeral today was a touching addition to honour her wedding to the late Prince Philip.

At King Charles' request, the wreath was made of flowers cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House and included foliage with very meaningful symbolism.

Rosemary was used for remembrance while myrtle was used as the ancient symbol of a happy marriage, poignantly cut from a plant grown from the sprig of myrtle in Queen Elizabeth II's wedding bouquet in 1947.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried by the Bearer Party into Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
The Queen's funeral wreath featured a flower with a touching tribute to her wedding day. (Getty Images)

English oak also featured to symbolise the strength of love, no doubt also representative of the late monarch and Duke of Edinburgh, who are due to be buried together at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, alongside the Queen’s father, King George VI and her mother Queen Elizabeth, and where ashes of the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret have also been buried.

Also requested by Charles, the wreath is made in a sustainable way, in a nest of English moss and oak branches, and without the use of floral foam.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried into Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The wreath included myrtle, a flower used in the late Queen's wedding bouquet when she married Prince Philip. (Getty Images)

Flowers in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, were cut from the gardens of Royal Residences.

They sat alongside the Imperial State Crown which was placed upon a purple velvet cushion as the coffin was carried from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey.

Late Queen and late Prince Philip on their wedding day. (Getty Images)
The late Queen holding a bouquet of flowers and the late Prince Philip on their wedding day on 20 November, 1947. (Getty Images)

Charles and the Queen Consort, alongside the Prince and Princess of Wales and their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended the state funeral.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also joined to pay their respects, as did Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Camilla's rarely seen children Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes were also in attendance.

Watch: Queen's children and grandchildren walk behind coffin at funeral