The Royal Family Remembers Prince Philip on the Anniversary of His Passing with IG Tribute

It has been exactly one year now since Prince Philip passed on April 9, 2021, only months away from celebrating his 100th birthday. In the moments since, the royal family has kept his spirit alive, whether it was with meaningful symbols at his funeral or the naming of items in the Duke of Edinburgh's honor.

Now, on the anniversary of Prince Philip's passing, the royal family is remembering the life of the patriarch with a special video montage that includes snaps of the duke from throughout his life. In the caption of the video, they said, “Remembering His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his death.”

The video also included a recording of Poet Laureate Simon Armitage reading the poem he wrote to mark the duke's passing, which is titled, “The Patriarchs - An Elegy.”

The 2-minute clip features all kinds of vintage throwbacks, including black-and-white photos of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip from the early days of their marriage (they were married for 73 years prior to the duke's passing).

In the tribute, we are also treated to rare photos of the duke from when he was only a kid, which are juxtaposed against photos of him as an adult. There are also snaps from his time in the Royal Navy, as well as moments he spent with his children and grandchildren.

Armitage's elegy (which can be read in full here) paired well with the photos, and royal followers showed their love for the tribute in the comments. One user wrote, “What a beautiful tribute, touching poem.” Another added, “Thinking of Her Majesty and the rest of the royal family today.”

Recently, the royal family celebrated the life of Prince Philip with a Service of Thanksgiving, which took place at Westminster Abbey last month.

What a perfect way to remember the life of the late duke.

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