Queen Elizabeth Will Spend Late Husband Prince Philip's 100th Birthday 'Privately,' Source Says

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Jun. 10 2021, Published 12:20 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth is not making a big deal out of Prince Philip's milestone birthday. The 95-year-old will spend Thursday, June 10 — what would have been the late Duke's 100th birthday — the day "privately," a source told PEOPLE.

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The Queen still made sure to do something nice for her late husband, who died on April 9 at 99 years old.

"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.’"

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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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Despite losing her partner in life, Prince Edward revealed his mother has remained positive.

“I think actually doing remarkably well. Things are beginning to open up more, there are more activities so weirdly that sort of fills any particular void. I think there are going to be other times further on in the year where I think that it will become a bit more poignant and a bit harder. But at the moment, thank you very much indeed for asking, but I think that everybody’s in pretty good shape really," he shared.

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Edward also noted that even though it's a big day for his father, he wouldn't have wanted to be the center of attention.

"I suspect that if he had made it to his 100th birthday, that a lot of that would have come out, and it would have been lovely for him to have heard it himself, but then again, because he was just so self-effacing, he just wouldn’t have wanted the fuss and the bother," Edward said while appearing on CNN. "And I don’t think he ever really necessarily wanted to reach his [100th birthday] because I think he just thought there would be too much fuss, and that wasn’t him, that was just not him at all.”



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