The Queen celebrated the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday with a simple and touching tribute to her late husband.
She watched a specially grown rose planted in the grounds of Windsor Castle in memory of her husband.
The newly grown rose was named the Duke of Edinburgh Rose and is deep pink and double.
Prince Philip would have celebrated his 100th birthday today (Thursday, June 10th), but unfortunately passed away on April 9th at the age of 99.
The monarch received the gift from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
In a blue dress, white cardigan and sunglasses, Queen Elizabeth II described the homage as “beautiful”.
RHS President Keith Weed told the Queen: “There is a rose called the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to celebrate his 100th birthday.
“And it’s a commemorative rose for all of the wonderful things he’s done in his life and for everyone who remembers so much of what he’s done.
“For every rose there is a donation that goes to the Living Legacy Fund, which will help more children. It is a beautiful flower in itself, a double flower.”
The rose was bred by Harkness Roses, who have been growing and growing British roses since 1879.
The company donates £ 2.50 for every rose sold to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Living Legacy Fund Award.
It will help more young people from different backgrounds to participate in the youth awards program set up by Philip.