- 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.
- 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
- “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.
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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Princess Eugenie posted a tribute to her grandfather
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.