Prince Charles Loves His Grandchildren So Much That He Wears This Symbolic Flower To Their Christening
The British Royal Family do know how to appreciate history and sentimental value, especially when the occasion needs them to be. From their jewelry and tiara, they pass it on to their children and grandchildren, just to let the memories live forever, even beyond their death.
A specific royal has been noted for not removing this special thing on his sleeves during special events like a royal christening. Prince Charles' fuchsia pink Dianthus Devon Wizard have always worn it on his sleeves to three of his four grandchildren's christening's - Archie, Charlotte, and Louis.
The specific flower though does not blossom if not in June-September, that is why when Prince George was christened on October 23, the future King of England hadn't been able to wear one. Prince Charles can easily pick one from the grounds of his country home Highgrove House.
The flower would usually be situated near his buttonhole and as one who has a penchant for fragrant plants, the Dianthus Devon Wizard maybe one of his favorites. Prince Charles chooses this particularly flower because he prefers scented plants and flowers, a clear indication of why the planted is one of the characters of his garden.
The Dianthus Devon Wizard is popular to local and wedding florists and according to the Lavender Green Flowers, the official florists behind the Countess of Wessex and Pippa Middleton's weddings, "Dianthus" came from the Greek words 'dios' meaning God. In Greek "anthos" means flower and if put together, this specific flower translates as God's Flower or the Divine Flower.
To some traditional and symbolic people, the flower depicts a "maternal and undying love," which makes Prince Charles the best royal grandfather for his royal grandchildren. This endearment already warms the heart of their followers as there is no difference between an ordinary grandparent to a royal one when it comes to loving their grandchildren.
There are many historic details attached to Archie Harrison's christening, which started from his gown and the font used. The newborn specifically wore the replica of the Honiton gown while he was placed on the silver Lily Font, both of which date back to 1841.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert used the lily-flower-look-alike font for the baptism of their first child Victoria and was kept in the Jewel House section of the Tower of London. The gown, however, had to be recreated by royal dressmaker Angela Kelly since the original gowns used by previous royal babies already retired last 2004.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall beside Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland and Princess Diana's sisters made a lovely family shot. The epic photo shows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle carrying baby Archie sitting on the same bench that the late Princess Diana sat on for the newborn Prince Harry's christening snaps