Today would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday had he been alive. Unfortunately, he passed away 9 weeks before he could complete this milestone on April 9th.
Queen Elizabeth marked her late husband’s birthday by planting a new rose that was named in his honour. It was given to her by the Royal Horticultural Society. The Queen wore a blue dress with a white cardigan and wore sunglasses too as she ventured into the castle gardens. The Queen is still officially in royal mourning. She planted the deep pink rose plant in the gardens at Windsor Castle where they had spent much time during the coronavirus lockdown. The Queen watched on as the rose was planted by Windsor’s head gardener Philip Carter in the mixed rose border in the East Terrace Garden.
Last year, the Queen and Prince Philip were pictured in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle when the Prince celebrated his 99th birthday.
The Duke of Edinburgh rose was newly bred after his death by Harkness Roses, which has been breeding and growing British roses since 1879.