Kate Middleton shared a moving message on Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
Today would have been the 100th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh, but sadly he died in April, just a few months earlier.
The Queen planted a rose in memory of the Duke today and now Kate Middleton has come out to discuss the monarch’s photos.
The Queen was given a rose named after Philip by the Royal Horticultural Society, which was planted.
Now, Kate and William took to social media to share the photos and share a poignant message.
They wrote on Instagram: “In memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on his 100th birthday.
“Last week the Queen was given a rose from the Duke of Edinburgh by @the_rhs, of which Her Majesty is the patron.
“The rose was named in memory of the Duke and planted in the East Terrace Garden of Windsor Castle.”
Another grandchild of Queen and Philip, Princess Eugenie also used social media to pay tribute to the late king.
She shared a lovely photo of her grandparents along with the caption: “Thinking of Grandpa on his 100th birthday.”
The Queen is putting together an exhibition to show the legacy of Philip’s life which will be shown in Windsor and Edinburgh later that summer.
She has personally selected some of the exhibits that she hopes will bring the public together to “celebrate together the extraordinary life of the Duke of Edinburgh”.
Palace sources said the royals hope “many people will share in his incredible life and legacy”.
The Royal Collection Trust, in collaboration with the Royals, has put together 150 exhibits to commemorate Philip, the nation’s longest serving husband, who died on April 9 at the age of 99.
The Queen loaned the exhibition three never-before-seen paintings completed by her 73-year-old husband.
Of particular importance is Philips’ painting of Loch Muick on the Balmoral estate, where he taught his daughter Anne to sail and where he spent many happy hours with his wife.
The picture is on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
The Queen recently named a Corgi puppy Muick, which was presented to her by Prince Andrew this year.
A photo taken in 2003 by her daughter-in-law Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, was published after Philip’s death and shows the couple relaxed and contemplating the beauty mark.
Another picture shown in Edinburgh shows fishing huts in Malaysia that he painted while on a tour in the 1950s.
The Queen’s final selection on display in Windsor shows a view of the Berkshire castle where the royal couple spent much of the pandemic.