Queen marks Philip’s 100th birthday by planting newly-bred rose named after late husband | Royal | News

She described the Duke of Edinburgh Rose, presented as a gift by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), as “lovely” and expressed gratitude for the “very kind” gesture. Prince Philip passed away aged 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 Rose from Keith Weed, president of the RHS.

He said: “It’s a rose named the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark his centenary and it’s a commemorative rose for all the marvellous things that he did over his lifetime and for everyone to remember so much that he did.

“Each rose, there’s a donation that goes to the Living Legacy Fund which will help more children.

She said: “As you can see, nothing has flowered here much.”

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

“But they really by now would normally be over.”

The Queen disagreed commenting: “No, no, no, it’s Ascot Week.”

She added: “We had a very cold May, didn’t we?”

The RHS president responded: “If we can say any good things about this extraordinary year, we’ve had a boom in gardening.”

Prince Philip’s memorial service took place at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.

Due to coronavirus rules, only 30 mourners were allowed to attend and they were required to wear masks during the service.

A heartbreaking photo of the Queen sitting on her own went viral online, as guests were required to socially distance.

Prince Harry flew back from California for the commemoration.






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