Royal wedding: William and Kate roses planted at Windsor

The limited edition "Catherine" rose released in April 2011
Image caption The limited edition "Catherine" rose is peachy pink coloured and sweet-scented

Two roses named after Prince William and Kate Middleton have been planted in Windsor Great Park alongside other royal blossoms.

The Catherine and Royal William roses were planted in neighbouring flower beds in a royal rose garden to mark next week's wedding.

Mark Flanagan, keeper of the Savill Garden, said the Catherine rose was peachy pink and sweet-scented.

The Royal William, previously Rose of the Year in 1987, is a vibrant red.

Mr Flanagan said the roses had been planted in separate beds to avoid a "kaleidoscope effect".

"We feel in design terms it's better to present one rose per bed, it's just a stronger way to actually display the roses," he said.

The Royal William is bedded close to the Queen Elizabeth rose.

Limited edition

The Catherine was released in April 2011 and is a limited edition rose.

The roses will not flower in time for next week's wedding but will blossom from mid-June to September.

Image caption The "Catherine" and "Royal William" roses were planted to mark next week's wedding

They are the newest addition to the royal-themed garden, which was opened in 2010 by the Queen.

The first two additions to the collection were the "Queen Mother" and the "Princess of Wales" roses.

Savill Garden has been closely associated with the Royal Family after its creation by Sir Eric Savill in the early 1930s under the patronage of King George V.

It is 35 acres (14 hectares) of trees, shrubbery, ponds and streams, lawns, meadows and formal beds.

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