PRINCE William and Kate Middleton have paid a touching tribute to Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Marking the occasion, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to their official Instagram account where they shared two photographs of the Queen.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday[/caption]
Prince William and Kate Middleton shared their tribute with their Instagram followers[/caption]
The photos captured Her Majesty receiving the Edinburgh Rose from the Royal Horticultural Society in memory of her late husband.
Captioning the post, the couple wrote: “Remembering His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.
“Last week, The Queen was gifted a Duke of Edinburgh rose by @the_rhs, of which Her Majesty is Patron.
“Named in The Duke’s memory, the rose is planted in the East Terrace Garden, Windsor Castle.”
Today would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday[/caption]
The Queen received the Edinburgh Rose from the Royal Horticultural Society in memory of her late husband[/caption]
The flower was planted in the gardens of Windsor Castle yesterday after being handed over to the Queen by Keith Weed, president of the Royal Horticultural Society.
The deep pink commemorative rose was officially named in memory of the Duke, who died aged 99 on April 9.
Today would have been his 100th birthday.
Mr Weed told the Queen: “It’s a rose named the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark his centenary and it’s a commemorative rose for all the marvellous things that he did over his lifetime and for everyone to remember so much that he did.”
The Queen replied: “It looks lovely.”
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle on April 9[/caption]
She added the tribute was “very kind”.
Royalties from sales of the flower will go to the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Living Legacy Fund, which gives more youngsters the chance to take part in the popular scheme.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle on April 9.
He is believed to have spent his last few days reading and writing letters and sleeping in the sun weeks before his 100th birthday.
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