The royal family is marking what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10, with tributes on his social media pages, moving television interviews to remember the Duke and the planting of a rose in his honor.
The Queen, preparing for a busy weekend to meet with President Joe Biden and host it and Jill biden for tea at Windsor Castle, he has no commitments on Thursday and will spend the day in private, palace sources said Vanity Fair.
Speaking to the BBC, the youngest son of the monarch Prince edward He said he hoped it could be a day for the nation to celebrate a life well lived. “I really didn’t want all the fuss and hassle,” Edward said. “I think he wasn’t really looking forward to the centennial, even though we were. So I think we go ahead and celebrate what could have been and his life, and I think we try to turn it into something very positive. “
Last week, the Queen received the Duke of Edinburgh Rose named after her husband. Since then, the rose has been planted in the gardens of Windsor Castle, which the late Duke used to tend. The flower, which is bright pink with white stripes, was given to the queen by the Royal Horticultural Society and was named after the duke’s death on April 9.th. The queen went to see the rose being planted with the society’s president, Keith Weed, last Wednesday, and said the flower was “beautiful.”
In a moving tribute, Prince william other Kate posted a photo of the Queen receiving the rose in Windsor Castle’s East Terrace Garden to mark Thursday’s anniversary.
The palace has said that for every Duke of Edinburgh rose sold, a donation will be made to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize Living Legacy Fund.
Buckingham Palace was planning a series of celebrations to commemorate the Duke’s 100th.th birthday, and although the plans were never announced, the Queen had ordered her own 95th birthday celebrations were muted so that the focus would be on her husband.
Instead, the monarch, who lives in Windsor, will spend the day reflecting and silently remembering her husband, whom she once called “my strength and my support.”
Some family members are expected to visit, including Prince Andrew and the Wessexes, who live near Windsor Castle.
Meanwhile Princess Anne and Prince Edward have paid tribute to their father in television interviews, while Prince carlos posted a lovely photo of him as a child greeting his father who had just returned from a trip to Malta.
Princess eugenia also posted a loving tribute to her grandfather, while Princess Anne presented an engineering award named after her father to the first female engineer to receive the award in her history. Dr. Gladys West He received the award from his home in Virginia, in recognition of his role in modeling the Earth’s surface, which led to the development of GPS satellite positioning.