The Royal Horticultural Society Named This Gorgeous Flower After Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle just had a flower named in her honor by the Royal Horticultural Society. The same honor was bestowed on her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.

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Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) is a beautiful, precious flower—literally. The Royal Horticultural Society (opens in new tab) has officially named a flower after the Duchess of Sussex. The flower in question, now known officially as the "clematis Meghan," is a pink-ish purple clematis flower that blooms twice a year. The flower first blossoms in late spring or early summer (around the time of Meghan and Prince Harry's May 19th royal wedding (opens in new tab) anniversary, appropriately enough) and again in the fall.

The Royal Horticultural Society describes the clematis Meghan on its website:

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Meghan isn't the first royal to be honored with a plant named in her honor. Queen Elizabeth has a beautiful pink rose (opens in new tab) named for her and Will and Kate's (opens in new tab) youngest child, Prince Louis, has a clematis (opens in new tab) of his own named after him.

Princess Diana also has a clematis (opens in new tab) named for her—a hot pink one:

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There's also a beautiful pink and white dahlia named in Diana's memory (opens in new tab):

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Kate's clematis (opens in new tab) is purple and white and regally understated, just like her:

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All of the royal flowers are available for purchase from the Royal Horticultural Society, if you want to plant a Windsor family garden of your own.

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