— Emily Nash (@emynash) April 19, 2016
The red flower, named the “Queen of Bhutan Rose,” was created for King Jigme and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan, founders of the annual Royal Bhutan Flower Show last year and creators of an English garden.
“I am delighted that Their Royal Highnesses have been able to present this rose to the king and queen of Bhutan as a symbolic gesture of the growing friendship between our two countries,” Hugo Swire, the Minister for Asia, said in a statement.
The Duchess, née Kate Middleton, 34, and the Duke, 33, showed off their sporty side by hiking up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery on their second day in Buthan.
Later, the royals attended a reception where they “chatted to people from the UK with strong links to Bhutan.” Kate looked stunning in Beulah London’s “Juliet Flower Spirits” red dress featuring blue poppies – Bhutan’s national flower.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 15, 2016