Queen marks Prince Philip's 100th birthday

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Photo credit: Oli Scarff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Oli Scarff - Getty Images

The Queen has publicly marked what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April. Today, 10th June, would have been his centenary.

In a touching tribute, the Queen was gifted a rose named after him by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which she helped plant in the garden at Windsor Castle last week. Photos of the occasion have just been released to mark his birthday.

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Photo credit: STEVE PARSONS - Getty Images

Windsor Castle garden is a fitting spot for the rose. The pair spent their final year isolating at Windsor together during lockdown. Philip is also buried in the vault at St George's chapel there.

The Queen described the RHS' tribute as 'very kind' and said the commemorative rose 'looks lovely'.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

The 'Duke of Edinburgh' rose is deep-pink colour with white lines. It's available to buy on the RHS website, with a donation from each plant sold going to a charity fund set up in his memory.

There was happier news earlier this week when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet, or 'Lili' for short, after the childhood nickname given to her great-grandmother, the Queen. She said she was 'delighted' by the safe arrival of her 11th great-grandchild.

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