Queen Elizabeth Just Received a Special Gift in Honor of Prince Philip
Last week, the 95-year-old monarch was given a Duke of Edinburgh rose by the Royal Horticulture Society, of which she is patron. Per Buckingham Palace, the deep pink rose was specially grifted to mark Philip’s centenary.
Luckily, the queen shared images and footage from the event on Instagram featuring the royal accepting the gift from RHS’s president, Keith Weed. The queen looked chic in a blue and white dress, a cream-colored cardigan and a pair of sunglasses.
“Whilst being very poignant, it was also a delight to give Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark what would have been HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's 100th birthday and to remember his remarkable life,” Weed said in a statement per People. “The Duke's devotion to raising public awareness of the importance of conserving the natural world leaves a lasting legacy.”
According to the IG post, the rose has been planted in the East Terrace Garden at Windsor Castle—a special place for the late prince. The duke was involved in the redesign of the castle gardens, the reconstruction of the flowerbeds and the commissioning of a bronze lotus fountain.
The special rose is also available to the public for purchase. In fact, a donation from the sale of each rose will go to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Living Legacy Fund.
If you didn’t know, Philip would have turned 100 on Thursday, June 10th (today). What a sweet and beautiful way to honor Philip.
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