Metro News reports that King Charles prioritized sustainability when organizing his first state banquet for South Africa’s President Ramaphosa.
The first feast since the COVID outbreak and Queen Elizabeth’s death was meticulously planned by royal officials, who were told by King Charles to only order “sustainable” flowers.
Buckingham Palace verified King Charles’ specific request, stating the flowers come from the palace and Windsor gardens. They’re not from overseas.
According to sources, variegated berried ivy, trailing green ivy, flowering viburnum, mahonia japonica, and berried cotoneaster were used to decorate the state banquet.
The magnificent table, set for 163, was decked with unique flowers ordered by King Charles himself. It had 23 huge flower arrangements in silver center pieces, including cyclamen, nerines, rosehips, anemones, amaryllis, chrysanthemum blooms, and hydrangeas.