Love is alive and well in the Cambridge household

By Monique Jessen
November 21, 2014 10:30 AM
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When British florist Paula Pryke received her Order of the British Empire from Prince William last week, he confessed his love for pretty blooms – and how much he enjoyed treating his wife Kate to beautiful flowers.

“He told me that he liked buying flowers for Kate and how much she loved flowers,” Pryke tells PEOPLE from her base in London’s New Covent Garden Market.

Of course, it’s not the first time William has shown his romantic side. Just seven months after Prince George was born, he whisked Kate off for a luxurious week-long stay at an exclusive resort in the Maldives.

And let’s not forget that in true princely style, he carried his mom Princess Diana‘s engagement ring in his backpack all the way to Africa to propose to Kate back in 2010.

Pryke, who has worked with the royal family as well as numerous celebrities during her 30-year career, says receiving her award from William on Friday was “very exciting.”

Orders of the British Empire are awarded by Queen Elizabeth II to individuals making distinguished or notable contributions in their own specific fields. They were first created by George V during World War I.

At 17 weeks pregnant, Kate (and her tiny baby bump) dazzled at the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Kensington Palace on Wednesday night.

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