Royal Family pay tribute to Prince Philip on 100th birthday

Royals remember Prince Philip: Princess Eugenie reveals she’s ‘thinking of Grandpa’ while Prince Charles shares touching childhood photo on what would have been the Duke’s 100th birthday

  • Eugenie paid tribute to Prince Philip on what would’ve been his 100th birthday
  • Shared photograph of Duke and the Queen and said she’s ‘thinking of Grandpa’  
  • Prince Charles shared black and white throwback photograph which showed his younger self welcoming his father home from a trip to Malta in 1951
  • Prince William shared poignant snap of Queen planting ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ rose

Princess Eugenie said she is ‘thinking of her Grandpa’ as she led the Royal Family in paying tributes to Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday today. 

The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, took to Instagram and shared a heartwarming snap of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh leaving following her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018.   

Alongside the photograph she wrote a poignant caption which simply read: ‘Thinking of Grandpa on what would have been his 100th birthday.’

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales, 72, also paid his respects to his father by posting an adorable black and white throwback photograph which showed a young Prince Charles welcoming the Duke home from a trip to Malta in 1951.

In a second snap, Prince Philip can be seen transferring his role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to The Duchess of Cornwall, during a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020. 

Alongside the two photographs shared to the Clarence House Instagram page, Prince Charles penned: ‘Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.’ 

Prince Philip died of ‘old age’, his death certificate revealed. The Duke of Edinburgh died ‘peacefully’ aged 99 on April 9, Buckingham Palace announced at the time. 

The Prince of Wales, 72,  paid a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on what would have been his 100th birthday by posting an adorable black and white throwback photograph which showed his younger self welcoming his father home from a trip to Malta in 1951

Alongside the two photographs shared to the Clarence House Instagram page, Prince Charles penned: ‘Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday’ (pictured)

Princess Eugenie, 31, also remembered her grandfather Prince Philip by sharing a heartwarming snap of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh leaving after her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018 (pictured)

Prince Charles penned: ‘Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday’ (pictured)

Elsewhere, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to the Kensington Royal Twitter and shared two snaps of the Queen planting a beautiful ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ rose in the East Terrace Garden in Prince Philip’s honour on Wednesday.

Alongside the series of photographs, the caption read: ‘Today we remember His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.’

‘Last week, The Queen was gifted a Duke of Edinburgh rose by @The_RHS, of which Her Majesty is Patron. Named in The Duke’s memory, the rose is planted in the East Terrace Garden, Windsor Castle.’ 

The deep pink commemorative perennial plant was officially named in memory of the Duke – and was planted so Her Majesty will be able to look out onto it from her private rooms.

The monarch received the shrub last week from the aptly-named Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to the Kensington Royal Twitter page (pictured) and shared a photograph of the Queen being gifted a Duke of Edinburgh Rose by @The_RHS of which Her Majesty is a Patron 

The Queen (pictured) wore sunglasses in the blazing sunshine and smiled broadly when she saw the gift, which has a photograph of her late husband on the label 

The rose (pictured being gifted to the Queen) was planted in a mixed rose border at Windsor Castle on Wednesday

Prince Charles also shared a second snap which showed the Duke transferring his role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to The Duchess of Cornwall, during a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020

Mr Weed told the Queen: ‘It’s a rose named the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark his centenary and it’s a commemorative rose for all the marvellous things that he did over his lifetime and for everyone to remember so much that he did.”

The Queen replied: ‘It looks lovely’ before added that the tribute was ‘very kind’.

With the flower not in bloom as her presented it to The Queen, Mr Weed joked: ‘Right now with a cold Spring and nature being a bit behind it doesn’t look so lovely but that’s what it will look like’, pointing to a picture of the rose.

The 95-year-old monarch watched as Windsor’s head gardener Philip Carter planted it at the front of the mixed rose border.

She remarked that after the cold May ‘nothing has flowered here much’.

Royalties from the flowers’ sale will go towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Living Legacy Fund, which helps young people take part in the scheme.

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