10 Gorgeous Flowers Named After the Royal Family

Princess Charlotte already has three!

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Among the many perks enjoyed by the British royals, this one has to be the best — or at least the prettiest. Almost every member of the famous clan has one (or more!) gorgeous flowers to their name.

Already, little Princess Charlotte has inspired a , , and — not too bad for a 10-month-old. But the practice of naming botanicals after the royals is nothing new, and not all of the plants are that ornate. King Edward VII earned a for his 1902 coronation. For the most part, though, the namesake blooms are pretty breath-taking. Just see some for yourself:

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'Queen Victoria' Lobelia
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The 18th-century ruler has a number of eponymous flowers, but this cardinal-red perennial is a garden bed staple.

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'Queen Mum' Agapanthus
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The late Queen Mother inspired a pale-purple African lily with delicate trumpet-shaped flowers.

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'Queen Elizabeth' Rose
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Britain's longest reigning monarch has a flower just as classic as she is: a silver-pink rose dating back to the 1950s.

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'Princess Anne' Rose
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Honored by the Royal Horticultural Society, this English rose is named after Queen Elizabeth's only daughter. The honors her work for the charity .

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'Princess of Wales' Rose
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Lady Diana has numerous blooms to her name, including multiple members of the Rosaceae family. This fragrant white variety is a simplistic stunner.

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'Diana, Princess of Wales' Rose
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Another of her namesake roses, 'Diana, Princess of Wales' is a an pink-peach ombre reminiscent of a sunset.

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'Princess Diana' Clematis
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A climbing vine, this hot pink clematis also pays tribute to the beloved royal.

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'William Catherine' Vanda
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Diana's son and daughter-in-law have several flowers of their, too. On a visit to the Singapore Botanical Gardens in 2012, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received their very own orchid.

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'William and Catherine' Rose
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That wasn't Will and Cate's first flower, however — they also inspired a white rose featured at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show.

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'Georgie Boy' Daffodil
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More recently, the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show honored the newest generation of royals — Prince George received a sunny daffodil that's just as cheery as his personality.


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