As Princess Charlotte will celebrate her first birthday on May 2, a baby pink flower was named after the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The flower will be exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show from May 24-28.
The flower in honor of baby Charlotte has been produced by Deliflor, one of the world’s largest chrysanthemum breeders. The Dutch company previously delivered a bouquet of flowers to William and Kate following the birth of the baby girl in May. The Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum is being entered for Flower of the Year at the Chelsea Flower Show, which will be held at the Royal Hospital.
The flower will go on sale for 8 pounds ($11.30) at Waitrose branches from May 2. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of the flower will go to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, of which the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, is the royal patron. “We’re happy to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and we’re sure the Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum, with its beautiful pale pink petals will be popular with customers this spring,” Waitrose horticultural buyer Tracey Telford reportedly said.
“We’re also hoping that it will prove a popular bloom at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May,” she said. The Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum is the latest in a long line of flowers named after members of the royal family. The Georgie Boy daffodil, named after Charlotte’s big brother Prince George, was unveiled by Walker Bulbs at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.
Kate and William during their visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2012 saw the Vanda William Catherine, a white and pink orchid that was created especially for them. The 33-year-old prince also admired a white orchid named after his mother. Diana, Princess of Wales, died in Paris just two weeks before she was due to see the flower named in her honor.