The Queen Celebrates Prince Philip's 100th Birthday | 22 Words

The Queen has celebrated her late husband Prince Philip's 100th birthday by planting a special Duke of Edinburgh rose just 2 months after his tragic death.

The rose was presented to the Queen after being bred in honour of what would have been Prince Philip's hundredth birthday.


The Duke of Edinburgh sadly died 2 months ago, on April 9th aged ninety-nine-years-old.

The news of his passing was announced in a statement that read, "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral took place on April 17th.

Today, June 10th, marks what would have been the Duke of Edinburgh's 100th birthday.

A special rose was presented to the Queen by the president of the Royal Horticultural Society, Keith Weed of which the Queen is a Patron.

It was then planted in the gardens of Windsor Castle.

"It's a rose named the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark his centenary. 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," Weed told the Queen.


"Each rose, there's a donation that goes to the Living Legacy Fund which will help more children. It's a beautiful flower in itself, a double flower," he continued, with the Queen adding, "It looks lovely."

The Queen also noted that the rose was "very kind," adding that due to the cold weather experienced in May "nothing has flowered here much".

The Duke of Edinburgh was known as a keen conservationist. He was also involved in the redesign of the Windsor Castle gardens.

Rest in Peace, Prince Philip.