Queen Elizabeth II's funeral wreath contains a nod to her late husband Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral wreath contains a nod to her late husband Prince Philip
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried into Westminster Abbey
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried into Westminster Abbey.MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images
  • Queen Elizabeth's funeral took place on Monday, September 19.

  • The wreath on the monarch's coffin pays tribute to Prince Philip.

  • The wreath has myrtle in it, which was cut from a plant grown from the Queen's wedding bouquet.

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday.

According to the royal family's official Twitter account, the wreath placed on the monarch's coffin paid tribute to her late husband Prince Philip.

"At The King's request, the wreath contains foliage of Rosemary, English Oak and Myrtle (cut from a plant grown from Myrtle in The Queen's wedding bouquet) and flowers, in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, cut from the gardens of Royal Residences," a spokesperson for the royal family wrote on Twitter on Monday.

This appears to be a different wreath from the one placed on Her Majesty's coffin during processions last week, which also paid tribute to Philip. According to Hello! Magazine, the previous wreath was made up of dahlias, phlox, white heather, pine fir, and sweet peas from Balmoral Castle, the Queen's Scottish summer home. The outlet reported that sweet peas were not only one of the Queen's favorite flowers, but they're also a nod to her late husband Prince Philip.

When Philip, the Queen's husband of 73 years, died in April 2021 at the age of 99, the publication reported that the monarch picked out the flowers herself for his funeral wreath. The wreath reportedly contained white lilies, white roses, white freesia, white wax flower, jasmine — and white sweet peas.

Representatives for Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

A white wreath on top of Prince Philip's coffin
A white wreath sat on Prince Philip's coffin as it was carried to his funeral service at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021.Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images

After the Queen's funeral service, Prince Philip's coffin will be moved from its place in the Royal Vault at Windsor Castle to the King George VI memorial chapel, where the monarch will also be buried.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton look at floral tributes
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton look at floral tributes at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022.Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

On September 10, Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle took a walk around Windsor Castle to greet onlookers and view floral arrangements left in honor of the Queen.

William played a key role in the impromptu promenade with his family. A Kensington Palace spokesperson told The Times of London that William, who now holds the title of the Prince of Wales, invited the Sussexes to join him and Middleton on the walkabout.

"The Prince of Wales thought it was an important show of unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family," the spokesperson added, according to The Times.

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