While he is no longer physically with his loved ones, Prince Philip’s legacy lives on.
Having died on April 9, the late Duke of Edinburgh passed away two months before what would have been his 100th birthday. To commemorate the precious occasion, was revealed in an Instagram post on June 10 that the Royal Horticultural Society presented its patron, Queen Elizabeth II, with a rose from the Duke of Edinburgh, named in honor of Philip, last week. To make matters more poignant, the rose was planted in the East Terrace Garden at Windsor Castle, so it will remain close by for the queen.
But that is not all. A donation will also be made to your Award Living Legacy Fund for each Duke of Edinburgh rose sold.
“Today, we take a moment to acknowledge what would have been the 100th anniversary of our founder and sponsor, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh,” the charity said on Instagram. “The Duke was committed and passionate about the DofE and leaves an incredible legacy, empowering young people with the confidence, skills and stamina to make a real difference to themselves and the world around them. Thank you, Your Royal Highness.” .
Of course, the grieving family members did not let the day go by without celebrating Felipe’s life. As a tweet from his son, Prince Charles, said, “Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.”
“I can’t imagine anything worse,” the Duke of Edinburgh said during an interview in 2000, according to Brandreth. “Some pieces of me are already falling off.”