Queen Elizabeth Honors Late Husband Prince Philip By Planting A Rose At Windsor Castle — See Photo
Always in her heart! Queen Elizabeth honored her late husband, Prince Philip, by planting a rose at Windsor Castle.
"Last week, The Queen was given a Duke of Edinburgh rose to mark what would have been The Duke's 100th birthday," the caption read. "The rose was gifted by @the_rhs , of which The Queen is Patron. Named in The Duke's memory, the rose is planted in the East Terrace Garden, Windsor Castle. In 1956 His Royal Highness founded The @dofeuk Award scheme which he described as a ‘do-it-yourself growing up kit.’"
The message continued, "For every Duke of Edinburgh Rose sold, a donation will be made to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Living Legacy Fund. The Fund will give a million more young people, from all circumstances and backgrounds, the opportunity to achieve a DofE Award. Each rose purchased will help establish new DofE centres, deepen existing support, and train thousands more Leaders and volunteers. Head to our stories to find out more ➡️."
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Of course, fans loved the sweet gesture. One person wrote, "Look at the love in her eyes for her wonderful husband," while another added, "This is beautiful! Happy 100th birthday Prince Philip ❤️💔."
A third user added, "That's lovely."
Upon receiving the flower, the 95-year-old said it "looked lovely."
"Whilst being very poignant, it was also a delight to give Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark what would have been HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's 100th birthday and to remember his remarkable life," Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society, said in a statement. "The Duke's devotion to raising public awareness of the importance of conserving the natural world leaves a lasting legacy."
Philip died on April 9 at 99 years old. Following his death, the Queen wrote a sweet message about her late husband.
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“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world,” she said in a statement that was posted on social media on Wednesday, April 21.
“My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life," she added.