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How the royal family is honoring Prince Philip on his 100th birthday

Prince Philip died months before his 100th birthday. Here’s how the royal family is honoring his legacy today

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Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, in Richmond, south west London, in 2015.

In this Monday, June 8, 2015, file photo, Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, arrives for a visit to Richmond Adult Community College in Richmond, south west London.

Matt Dunham, Associated Press

June 10 marks what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday. The Duke of Edinburgh died two months ago at age 99, reported People.

  • Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married in 1947, said USA Today.
  • Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort, serving by the Queen’s side for 73 years, Insider reported.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921 as a member of an exiled Greek royal family. The prince is also a descendent of Danish, German and British royalty, according to USA Today.

  • Members of the royal family took the opportunity to honor Prince Philip in their own ways.

Queen Elizabeth honored her husband with a rose

Wednesday, the Queen accepted a newly bred rose named after the Duke of Edinburgh as a gift from the Royal Horticulture Society. The rose is a rich pink color with white streaks, said Vanity Fair. The Royal Horticulture Society planted the roses at the Windsor Castle gardens in a small ceremony.

  • The gesture recognized Philip’s dedication to conservation and his affection for tending the gardens of Windsor Castle, said USA Today.

Thursday, the Queen spent the day “privately” at Windsor Castle, reported People.

Prince William and Kate Middleton shared memories on Twitter

Grandson to the late Duke, Prince William, and his wife Kate Middleton shared a dedication on social media, said People.

  • “Today we remember His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday,” William and Kate posted on Twitter alongside a photo of the Queen looking at the new roses, reports People.

Princess Eugenie posted a tribute to her grandfather

Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of Prince Philip, named her son after the Duke earlier this year. For his birthday, she posted a heartfelt photo on social media, said People.

Prince Edward remembered his father in an interview

Prince Philip’s youngest son, Prince Edward, spoke about his father in an interview Thursday, per CNN.

  • “I think he wasn’t really looking forward to the centenary, even if we were,” Edward said via Vanity Fair.
  • “So I think we go ahead and celebrate what might have been and his life, and I think we try to turn it into something that’s very positive,” Edward said.