The Duke of Edinburgh died in April at the age of 99
Queen Elizabeth II may have celebrated her late husband, Prince Philip, on his 100th birthday by planting a new rose in his honor.
The Duke of Edinburgh died in April at the age of 99. He was earlier admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. On 3 March he had to go through a process For pre-existing heart conditions at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital prior to being Transferred back to King Edward VII Hospital on 5 March And finally left the house on 16 March.
The Queen looks at the Duke of Edinburgh Rose planted in the gardens of Windsor Castle to commemorate Philip’s centenary on Thursday.
He was pictured smiling while accepting a small rose bush wrapped in brown paper and twine from the president of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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The rose, which is deep pink and covered with white lines, was born anew after Philip’s death at Windsor Castle on 9 April.
For each rose sold, the company will donate £2.50 ($3.50) to a fund called Harkness Roses, which aims to help more than a million young people of all backgrounds participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, which were organized by Philip in 1956. Established is a popular youth award program. .
Philip, who was born on the Greek island of Corfu on June 10, 1921, married then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 – five years before becoming queen at the age of 25. Their marriage lasted 73 years, making Philip Britain’s longest-serving wife. The Queen has publicly called her husband her “strength and stay”.
He devoted his life to royal service, conducted tens of thousands of engagements and accompanied the Queen on official visits to nearly 140 countries. He retired from royal duties in 2017 at the age of 96.
Although she remained respectfully in good spirits at the event, the past few months have clearly been a rough time for both the Queen and the Royal Family. Although Rani is known for not showing much emotion in public, there is a chance photo captured by Royal Central After saying goodbye to her husband of 73 years, she calmly held the queen behind her black Bentley, wiping away tears.
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The celebration of Philip’s life, in which he had a major role in the planning before his death, featured him and the Queen’s four children – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – as well as Charles’ wife Camilla, the Duchess ran away. of Cornwall; Anne’s husband Timothy Laurence and Edward’s wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Philip’s grandchildren – including Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn – were also in attendance.
While the Queen is missing her late husband, another member of the royal family, Prince Edward, said Philip probably wouldn’t have been too thrilled with the celebrations around his 100th birthday if he were still alive to see it.
In an interview with the BBC that aired on Thursday, Prince Edward, 57, said the Royal Family would have “loved” the chance to see Philip be able to experience his centenary, even though his late father had “all the fuss and upset.”
“I guess he wasn’t really looking forward to the century, even though we were,” Edward said.
“Everyone will have their own memories,” said Edward. “He was a larger than life person like that. Met once, never forgotten.”