Queen Elizabeth II paid a touching tribute to her husband Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday. She planted a special rose – which was given to her – for the little anecdote – by a man called Mr. Weed (Mr. Cannabis in French).
The Rose “Duke of Edinburgh“has been planted in the terrace garden of Windsor Castle. The location has been chosen so that Her Majesty can admire it from her private apartments.
The dark pink commemorative perennial was officially named in memory of the Duke who died at the age of 99 on April 9.
The monarch received the shrub last week. “This is a rose named the Duke of Edinburgh rose to mark his centenary and it is a memorial rose for all the wonderful things he did in his life and for everyone to remember. what he did “, specified the president of the circle of horticulturalists while giving him the plant.
The Queen replied: “It looks lovely” before adding that the tribute was “very kind”.
The plant was not in bloom when it was presented to the Queen. The 95-year-old monarch then watched Windsor Head Gardener Philip Carter plant it in front of the mixed rose border.