Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been given a rose named after her late husband Prince Philip to mark what would have been his one centesimal birthday on Thursday, Buckingham Palace mentioned.
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9, simply two months wanting his landmark birthday after greater than seven a long time of marriage to Elizabeth, who’s now 95.
The Palace mentioned that final week Elizabeth had been introduced with a Duke of Edinburgh Rose – a newly bred pink commemorative rose – in his reminiscence.
It has since been planted on the rose border of the East Terrace Backyard on the queen’s Windsor Citadel dwelling to the west of London, the place she has spent most of her time for the reason that outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the place her husband died.
“While being very poignant, it was a delight to offer Her Majesty The Queen … the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark what would have been (his) one centesimal birthday and to recollect his outstanding life,” mentioned Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society.
A royalty from the sale of every rose will go in direction of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Residing Legacy Fund, supporting a scheme for younger those who Philip arrange and which now operates in additional than 130 international locations.
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