Queen marks Philip's 100th birthday by planting newly-bred rose named after late husband


    She described the Duke of Edinburgh Rose, presented as a gift by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), as “lovely” and expressed gratitude for the “very kind” gesture.

    Prince Philip passed away aged 99 on April 9 at Windsor Castle.

    He died just nine weeks before what would have been his 100th birthday.

    The Queen received the Duke of Edinburgh Rose from Keith Weed, president of the RHS.

    He said: “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.

    “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.”

    The new rosebush was planted in the East Terrace Garden of Windsor Castle.

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