Keepers at ZSL London Zoo have given Meghan the okapi a royal treat to celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding – a bouquet of edible flowers to rival her namesake’s, Meghan Markle.
The five-month-old, who was named after Meghan to commemorate the royal couple’s engagement, was given the tasty blooms on Monday 14 May ahead of the big day - so neither Meghan has to share the spotlight.
ZSL London Zoo okapi keeper Gemma Metcalf said: “A bouquet of tasty edible flowers is the perfect wedding inspired treat for Meghan - we didn’t want her to miss out on the big day, as she’s named after the royal bride.
“She’ll use her dextrous elongated tongue to tug the pretty petals off the bouquet in a matter of moments – just like how okapis tug vegetation and flowers off trees and bushes to eat in the wild.”
Meghan’s name is particularly fitting, as the endangered okapi was coincidentally first brought to the world’s attention in 1901 by another Harry - ZSL fellow Sir Harry Johnstone.
On Saturday 19 May, while Prince Harry and Ms. Markle say I do, any loved up lovebirds lucky enough to share their names with the royal pair can enjoy a free day out at ZSL London Zoo, where they can pop in and visit the young okapi.
Celebrate the Royal Wedding at ZSL London Zoo with a trip to see Meghan and more than 19,000 other animals.