Queen celebrates Philip's 100th birthday by planting new rose named after her late husband

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She described the Duke of Edinburgh Rose, presented as a gift by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), as "adorable" and expressed gratitude for the "very kind" gesture. Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9 at Windsor Castle.

He died just nine weeks before what would have been his 100th birthday.

The Queen received the Duke of Edinburgh's rose from Keith Weed, President of the RHS.

He said: “This is a rose named the Duke of Edinburgh rose to mark his centenary and it is a memorial rose for all the wonderful things he has done in his life and for everyone remember everything he did.

“For every rose there is a donation that goes to the Living Legacy Fund that will help more children.

The Queen receiving the Duke of Edinburgh Rose (Image: GETTY)


"It is a beautiful flower in itself, a double flower" (Image: GETTY)

“It's a beautiful flower in itself, a double flower. "

The new rose bush was planted in the East Terrace Garden of Windsor Castle.

Philip, who married the future Queen in 1947, was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

The Duke of Edinburgh Rose was brought up after his death by Harkness Roses.

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The rose bush was planted in the East Terrace Garden of Windsor Castle (Image: GETTY)

They are available to buy online for £ 14,99 in jar or £ 18,74 in jar and gift-wrapped.

From each sale, £ 2,50 is donated to the Duke of Edinburgh Living Legacy Fund which aims to support young people.

The Queen wore a blue floral dress, a white cardigan and dark sunglasses while receiving the rose bush.

Speaking to Mr. Weed, she noted that her rose garden had bloomed later than usual due to the weather.


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The Duke of Edinburgh Rose was bred by Harkness Roses (Image: GETTY)


Prince Philip's funeral took place at Windsor Castle (Image: GETTY)

She said, “As you can see, nothing has blossomed much here. "

Mr. Weed replied, “I'll tell you what, your roses are a little ahead of mine.

“But they would be really over now. "

The Queen disagreed, commenting, “No, no, no, it's Ascot week. "


Due to Covid rules, only 30 mourners attended Prince Philip's funeral (Image: EXPRESS)

She added: “We had a very cold month of May, didn't we? "

The RHS President replied, “If we can say good things about this amazing year, we have experienced a boom in gardening. "

Prince Philip's memorial service was held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.


The Queen pictured at Prince Philip's funeral (Image: GETTY)

Due to coronavirus rules, only 30 mourners were allowed to attend and they were required to wear masks while on duty.

A heartbreaking photo of the Queen sitting alone has gone viral online, with guests being required to socially distance themselves.

Prince Harry returned from California for the commemoration.

This article appeared first (in English) on https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1447835/Queen-news-prince-philip-100-birthday-husband-duke-of-edinburgh-royal -family-latest

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