A PLANT with beautiful yellow flowers named after the Royal baby, Princess Charlotte has been unveiled at the Malvern Spring Festival.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival is celebrating the unveiling of Auricula ‘Princess Charlotte’, a new cultivar bred by Drointon Nurseries.

The new plant was selected ahead of the princess’ arrival for its buttermilk yellow flowers, which would be fitting for both a prince or princess.

The multi award-winning nursery has nurtured the plant for many months in preparation for its launch at RHS Malvern.

Annabel Graham, owner of Drointon Nurseries, said: “We have been keeping our cultivar closely under wraps since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her pregnancy last September. We are delighted to mark this momentous occasion with our new Auricula and are sure it will be popular because of both its namesake and beautiful, soft, dusky, buttermilk flowers.”

The plant’s colouring perfectly matches the dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on the steps of the Lindo Wing when showing Princess Charlotte to the world for the very first time. Catherine’s dress was a yellow, floral print, shift dress from the British designer Jenny Packham.

Ken Nottage, chief executive officer of the Three Counties Agricultural Society, said: “We’re so pleased that Drointon Nurseries have chosen RHS Malvern to unveil their beautiful new Auricula ‘Princess Charlotte’. We’re thrilled to be marking the arrival of not only a new royal, but also celebrating this and all of the other new varieties that are launching here in our 30th anniversary year."

Founding husband and wife duo, Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon Nurseries have over 20 years experience growing Primula Auriculas.

The festival is expected to see more than 86,000 visitors over the four day show.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival takes place from Thursday May 7 until Sunday May 10.