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Back to his roots: NI florist who supplied blooms to royalty and stars sets up shop in home town

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Will Kerr at his new florists in Ballymena

Will Kerr at his new florists in Ballymena

Freddie Parkinson

Will Kerr at his new florists in Ballymena

Will Kerr at his new florists in Ballymena

Freddie Parkinson

Will Kerr at his new florists in Ballymena

Will Kerr at his new florists in Ballymena

Freddie Parkinson

Will Kerr at his new florists in Ballymena

A florist who put arrangements together for everyone from green-fingered royal Kate Middleton to Queen's Brian May has gone back to his Co Antrim roots.

Ballymena man Will Kerr credits his love of floristry to two very special women and it is a career that has taken him to London, mixing with celebrity and royalty, and back home again.

When he was just six years old, Will's maternal grandmother Jeannie Archibald bought him a seed kit containing sunflowers, marigolds, nasturtiums and cress and he was instantly fascinated.