Royal Family Shares Photos of the Queen Receiving a Floral Tribute to Late Prince Philip on His 100th Birthday
Queen Elizabeth II was gifted with a unique floral gesture in honor of her late husband, Prince Philip, on what would have been his 100th birthday this month.
The Royal family shared photos of the Queen receiving a floral tribute to the late Prince Philip on his 100th birthday. They posted the images on the royal’s Instagram page writing:
“Last week, The Queen was given a Duke of Edinburgh rose to mark what would have been The Duke’s 100th birthday."
According to Buckingham Palace, the rose was gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), of which the monarch is Patron. The flower was named in the Duke’s memory and was planted in Windsor Castle's East Terrace Garden.
"In 1956, His Royal Highness founded The @dofeuk Award scheme, which he described as a do-it-yourself growing up kit," the palace explained.
A donation will be made for every Duke of Edinburgh Rose sold to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Living Legacy Fund. The fund will provide a million more-youth people from all walks of life the opportunity to achieve a DofE Award.
Each rose purchased will assist in establishing new DofE centers, deepen existing support, and train thousands more leaders and volunteers.
Today we remember His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 10, 2021
Last week, The Queen was gifted a Duke of Edinburgh rose by @The_RHS, of which Her Majesty is Patron.
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The Firm shared pictures of the Queen accepting the flower, widely smiling at the sweet pink rose handed by the President of the RHS, Keith Weed. The palace also shared a throwback snap of the 95-year-old and her longtime love.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to Twitter in remembrance of the former head of the family and relayed the exact message shared by the palace.
The royal couple posted a photo of the Queen admiring the garden on a bright sunny day outside Windsor Castle wearing a floral blue dress paired with a white cardigan and glasses.
Prince Philip, who died on April 9, would have turned 100 on Thursday, June 10, a day which the royal matriarch would be spending privately, a palace source revealed.
Upon receiving a tribute in honor of her spouse, the Queen said it "looked lovely." Prince Philip played a vital role in the layout of the garden. He restructured the flowerbeds and commissioned a bronze lotus fountain.
The Duke’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie also paid a heartfelt homage to her grandfather by sharing a touching photo to mark his birthday.
Following the saddening news of the Duke’s passing, the palace requested royal fans not to send floral tributes, and yet people continued to send them.
Prince Philip’s eldest son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla went to view hundreds/thousands of bunches and bouquets laid at Royal residences in honor of his father since his death. Prince Philip died at age 99.
Back in August 2017, the late Princess of Wales was also remembered on the 20th anniversary of her death. Well-wishers left flowers and handwritten notes to their queen of hearts at the gates of her former home, Kensington Palace.