The Queen is paying tribute to Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday with a new kind of rose named after him
- Prince Philip's 100th birthday would have been on June 10.
- The Royal Horticultural Society gave the Queen a new rose named for the duke in honor of the day.
- Sales of the deep-pink roses will go to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Living Legacy Fund.
The Queen was given a new breed of rose named for Prince Philip in advance of what would have been his 100th birthday.Prince Philip died at 99 years old on April 9, just two months shy of his 100th birthday on June 10.
The royal family shared photos of the Queen being given the flower on its Instagram.
Keith Weed, the president of the Royal Horticultural Society, said the gift was both "poignant" and a "delight" to give the Queen.
"Whilst being very poignant, it was also a delight to give Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark what would have been HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's 100th birthday and to remember his remarkable life," Weed said."The Duke's devotion to raising public awareness of the importance of conserving the natural world leaves a lasting legacy," Weed added. The Queen and Prince Philip were married for 73 years before his death.
The Duke of Edinburgh Rose is available for purchase, with prices ranging from $21 to $84.
A portion of the proceeds for each purchase will go to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Living Legacy Fund, which helps people participate in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award that presents different challenges for young people to accomplish.The late duke once said he "couldn't imagine anything worse" than living to be 100 years old.
On Thursday, the Duke of Edinburgh's son Prince Edward told CNN the Queen is doing "remarkably well" since the loss of her husband.
"It was a fantastic partnership. But over the last couple of weeks, life has got considerably busier," he said. "Things are beginning to open up, there are more activities. So weirdly that fills any particular void."
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