Harry slams ‘poisonous’ flower crown ‘scandal’ from Meghan wedding

A “poisonous” claim by the UK press pushed Prince Harry over the edge.

In his highly anticipated memoir, “Spare,” which is making headlines ahead of its January 10 release, the Duke of Sussex, 38, detailed some of the incidents leading up to him and his wife, Meghan Markle, suing Associated Newspapers Limited — which owns the Mail on Sunday — and the royal said he felt “energized” about the lawsuit after one particular story in the Express accused his wife of giving Princess Charlotte deadly flowers.

In the book, Harry wrote about the vicious media attacks carried out against his wife, and how a claim by the British paper sensationally accused Markle of putting Charlotte’s life at risk due to having the flower girls wear crowns containing lily of the valley to the couple’s 2018 wedding.

The flower, which can be “potentially poisonous” if ingested by kids, the duke wrote, was included in the adorable white headpieces and is a traditional choice for royal brides to use on their big day; both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton featured the flower in their wedding bouquets.

Princess CharlottePrincess Charlotte sported a floral crown during her uncle’s 2018 wedding. AFP via Getty Images

While it might sound like a scene from “Breaking Bad,” it’s true the flower can be deadly if eaten. However, Harry explained that the chances of fatal harm are slim.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Kate MiddletonThe young royal, along with her brother, Prince George, was included in the wedding party. Getty Images

Writing that the reaction to ingesting lily of the valley in most cases is “discomfort,” he shared that “very rarely” would such an incident end in death.

The paper even went on to use a picture of his “poor niece” sneezing, but appearing to be in “agony” alongside one of Markle in her wedding dress appearing serene, “ignoring the imminent death of the little angel.”

The couple wed on May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Kate Middleton, Jessica Mulroney, Princess Charlotte, flower girls
Kate Middleton joined Markle’s friend Jessica Mulroney to walk the flower girls into the church.


Kate Middleton, Jessica Mulroney, Princess Charlotte, flower girls
Kate Middleton joined Markle’s friend Jessica Mulroney to walk the flower girls into the church.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Prince Harry and his new bride beamed at the altar.


The duke went on to say that it wasn’t his bride who made the alleged “reckless decision” to use the flower and that the crowns were “made by a professional florist.”

“None of it mattered,” Harry wrote, claiming “the ‘Meghan the Killer’ story was too good to pass up” for the paper.

Along with the flower crowns, he dives into another royal wedding headpiece woe in “Spare,” describing the drama behind Markle’s often-written-about tiara choice. Plus Harry details a blowout between Kate Middleton and Markle over Charlotte’s dress, which the Princess of Wales allegedly wanted made “from scratch” when it wasn’t the right size.

Princess Charlotte, Florence van CutsemPrincess Charlotte and fellow flower girl Florence van Cutsem waved from a car on the Sussexes’ wedding day.WireImage

The Duke of Sussex also touched on his then-girlfriend’s choice to wear ripped jeans to the 2017 Invictus Games — and how they were “approved” by the palace — and an “awkward moment” when Markle asked to borrow Kate Middleton’s lip gloss.

The palace told Page Six it would not be commenting on any allegations in the book.

Prince Harry, Meghan MarkleThe Sussexes shared a kiss in front of the royal wedding crowd gathered outside the chapel.AFP via Getty Images