In early May, the flower business celebrated the birth of Harry and Meghan’s son by choosing a plant that was very special to Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip, then naming it “Archie Harrison.” They apparently chose Chrysanthemums as the new royal baby’s plant because that’s the same flower the queen wanted to decorate Westminster Abbey with when she said “I do” on her wedding day on November 20, 1947.
Since then, it has become tradition for the company to launch a new variety of flowers and name it after a member of the royal family. Yellow Chrysanthemums seemed to be the best choice for little Archie — and it is considered a gender-neutral pick since it was chosen before he was born.
Martyn Flint, manager of Chrysanthemums Direct, recently released a statement about their new royal flower that’s on the market for $3.55. “We have been keeping our cultivar closely under wraps since the Duchess of Sussex announced her pregnancy last October,” Martyn said after she and Harry welcomed their little one.
“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,’ he added. “We look forward to seeing Chrysanthemum ‘Archie Harrison’ grow and prosper alongside its namesake.”
Since Meghan and Harry apparently plan on raising their son “with a fluid approach to gender,” they might want to buy a bunch of “Archie Harrison” flowers for their son. However, if he isn’t keen on the plant’s scent then they could decorate the outside of Frogmore Cottage with the beautiful variety.
That’s something we’d love to see!