Sussex Success at Chelsea Flower Show

By Alyson North

The Chelsea Flower Show started with the monarch Queen Elizabeth II wearing the costume that she wore to Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in 2018. This was a nod to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. The Queen is said to use fashion diplomacy and the dress was her way of showing support to the parents of Archie Harrison.

Queen Elizabeth at 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. Credit Rightful Owner

Secondly the debut of the flower known as named ‘Chrysanthemum Archie Harrison’ in Master Archie’s honor to commemorate his birth. All members of the royal family get a variation of the flower named after them.

The florist started to curate the flower following the announcement of his pending arrival during Royal Tour 2018. It is a variety based on the Chrysanthemums flower that was selected by the Queen and Prince Phillip at their wedding in 1947.

“We have been keeping our cultivar closely under wraps since the Duchess of Sussex announced her pregnancy last October. We are delighted to mark this momentous occasion and share our congratulations with the new parents their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with our new Chrysanthemum ‘Archie Harrison’. We look forward to seeing Chrysanthemum ‘Archie Harrison’ grow and prosper alongside its namesake.”

Martyn Flint, Manager of Chrysanthemums Direct

There was also a flower to honor Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle since she joined the Royal family last year. The flower is known as Clematis Meghan It is a vibrant color reflecting her bountiful energy.

Clematis Meghan named in Duchess Meghan’s honor. Credit Rightful Owner

The icing on the cake was CAMFED the charity that is supported by Duke and Duchess of Sussex won Gold. They also won the People’s Choice Award.

CAMFED

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex known as Duke and Duchess of Empowerment’s charity CAMFED won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show. In addition they also won the People’s Choice Award due to the engagement from the Sussex tribe. The Sussex tribe believes in supporting causes that make a difference. This purpose driven charity entered the contest not for vanity’s sake but to support girls’ education. As president and Vice president of Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT) the Duke and Duchess of Sussex supported the charity after Prince Harry’s visit to Zambia in 2018.

The parents of Archie Harrison are a fantastic team and they have both worked with the charity. Duchess Meghan invited the CAMFED Regional Director Zimbabwean born Angeline Murimirwa. Murimirwa was on the QCT’s panel on International Women’s Day which the Economist branded as the hottest ticket in London on that day.

“Beauty had to drop out of school and set up on her own to grow her crops,” Beauty was assisted by CAMFED helped Beauty set up a business. It enabled her and her brothers and sisters to be lifted out of poverty.” This is at the heart of Duchess Meghan who herself was a social enterprise.

CAMFED’s goal is to raise $265,000 to help reach 30,000 “invisible” girls. You will remember that CAMFED was one of the charities that was supported by #GlobalSussexBabyShower.

CAMFED received over $27,634 in contributions from global donors in honor of #GlobalSussexBabyShower. Impact: 118 girls can go to high school for 1 year.

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Last updated on June 28th, 2019

References

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