The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9 – and was laid to rest in a funeral service at St. Georges Chapel in Windsor on April 17. In tribute, the Royal Collection Trust announced they would be starting the display, ‘Prince Philip: A Celebration’.
The Royal Collection Trust’s exhibition will cover significant events from his life, such as his naval career and marriage to Queen Elizabeth II.
The Trust has said the display will “commemorate the remarkable life and legacy” of Philip, who lived to the age of 99.
It opens at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland from June and July.
On display are 150 objects, including a wedding invitation from when the Duke wed Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947, along with an order of service and wedding breakfast menu.
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Windsor’s exhibition will feature another painting by the Duke – of fishermen’s cottages in a Malaysian village – which was painted during a royal tour in the 1950s.
The Windsor Castle display will also highlight the Duke’s role in the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and will feature his Coronation Robe, Coronet and his Chair of Estate, usually kept in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.
It will be the first time all objects from the Coronation are displayed together.
The twin showing follows the Royal Collection Trust’s original exhibit on the Duke, which would have commemorated Philip’s 100th birthday. It was postponed after his death.
Buckingham Palace published a statement telling of Her Majesty’s “deep sorrow” after the Duke passed.
They said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle…
“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”