Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, is arguably the most popular baby on the planet, so it comes as no surprise that a flower was just named after him.
During the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, a yellow Chrysanthemum was unveiled bearing his namesake. According to the U.K. edition of Country Living, the flower was chosen because of its gender-neutral shade of vibrant yellow (instead of the traditional blue or pink).
Both Meghan and Prince Harry wanted to wait until birth of their child to know its sex, although Prince Harry accurately predicted he would have a son. Meghan revealed during the Endeavour Fund Awards back in February that they didn’t know the sex of their baby at the time.
The British publication adds that since there were Chrysanthemums present at Westminster Abbey during Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 1947 wedding, “it has become [a] tradition for every new member of the royal family to have a variety named after them.”
Baby Archie’s flower was bred by Chrysanthemums Direct, a plant nursery based in the United Kingdom. The “Archie Harrison” bloom is currently listed as the number one best seller on the organization’s website, retailing for $3.54 a piece (£2.80).
“We have been keeping our cultivar closely under wraps since the Duchess of Sussex announced her pregnancy last October,” said Martyn Flint, the manager of Chrysanthemums Direct. “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.”
Archie isn’t the only member of the Sussex family to land a namesake flower. His mother Meghan has a purply-red Clematis in her honor that blooms from May to June and from late July to September. The “Meghan” Clematis is available for preorder at $18.94 (£15.00) a pop from plant nursery Thorncroft Clematis.
The 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show has become a royal family affair. Queen Elizabeth recently toured the Back to Nature Garden that Kate Middleton helped create, and the two royals bonded and twinned in floral dresses. Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis also took in the great outdoors with their parents Kate and Prince William. When the Duke of Cambridge asked Prince George how he would rate the lush greenery Kate co-created, the adorable child said “twenty,” which pleased his parents.
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