Flower power gets the royal seal of approval

Peggy Hodgson from Everingham presents a button-hole to Prince Charles and Camilla at the Great Yorkshire show
Peggy Hodgson from Everingham presents a button-hole to Prince Charles and Camilla at the Great Yorkshire show

A FARMING family expressed their joy after a Royal encounter had a lasting effect on them.

Peggy Hodgson and her mother Gill live on a farm at Everingham and had been tasked by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) to make a buttonhole and corsage for the recent Great Yorkshire Show.

They were presented to his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on their arrival at the Harrogate Showground for the three-day event.

However, the flowers became a main focus after the royal couple attached them to their lapels.

“It was a great honour to be asked to make the buttonholes,” said Peggy.

“We had only expected the Prince and the Duchess to accept the flowers and merely pass them back to an aide. They delighted us by pinning them to their lapels and wore them for the whole visit. Every picture taken of them that day shows them wearing our flowers!”

“I searched the internet to find out which were Charles’ favourite flowers,” said Gill.

“It indicated that Love-in-a-mist was a favourite of his, so I used those together with lavender and astrantia for the Duchess and with wheat for the Prince.”