The Flowers On Top Of The Queen's Coffin Included A Note From Her Son King Charles III

The only flowers on top of the Queen's coffin during her funeral were a bright wreath of pink, purple and yellow flowers gifted by the new king, including garden roses and

myrtle grown from her own wedding bouquet. On top of the flowers was a note from King Charles III to his mother that read, "In loving and devoted memory, Charles

R." After 10 days of mourning, the United Kingdom held a funeral for its longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, on Monday. The queen's coffin, topped with the

Imperial State Crown and the Royal Standard among other regalia, was carried from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. The flowers in the wreath on top of the coffin were

cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace (the Queen's residence in London), Clarence House, and Highgrove House, where the King has lived for decades. In a statement, the

palace said the arrangement has symbolic meaning: rosemary "for remembrance," English oak for "the strength of love," and myrtle for "a happy marriage." The latter was cut

from a plant grown from the Queen's 1947 wedding bouquet, after her wedding to Prince Philip. The gold, pink, and burgundy of the arrangement reflects the Royal Standard,

meaning the flag flown to represent that a monarch is at their residence, according to the palace.