Queen Elizabeth Remembers Late Husband Prince Philip in Address to Scottish Parliament

During a recent speech, Queen Elizabeth II made a reference to her late husband, Prince Philip...and we were not emotionally prepared for this.

The reference was made when the queen addressed the Scottish Parliament this past weekend, and a transcript of her speech was shared on the royal family Instagram account, where they said, “The Queen and The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay attended the Opening of @ScotParl this morning. Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses met Scottish party leaders before addressing Members of Scottish Parliament in the debating chamber.”

It was then that they shared snippets of Her Royal Majesty's speech, where she said, “I have spoken before of my deep and abiding affection for this wonderful country, and of the many happy memories Prince Philip and I always held of our time here.” She continued, “It is often said that it is the people that make a place, and there are few places where this is truer than in Scotland, as we have seen in recent times.”

This is the first time that the queen has spoken about the Duke of Edinburgh publicly since his death. However, she has made various tributes to her husband of 73 years throughout the past few months, such as by wearing special gifts that he gave her.

Along with this notable moment, the queen also used her speech to address climate change, thank all those who have helped during the coronavirus pandemic and to extend the “warmest good wishes” as the Scottish political members begin their sixth session of Parliament.

A video of the queen's address can be seen below, in a video from the Royal Family Channel.

We are always thinking of you, Queen Elizabeth.

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