Princess Eugenie said she is “thinking of her grandfather” as she led the royal family in honoring Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday today.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, took Instagram and shared a heartwarming photo of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh’s departure after her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018.
Alongside the photo, she wrote a poignant caption that simply read, “I’m thinking of Grandpa on what would have been his 100th birthday.”
Meanwhile, the 72-year-old Prince of Wales also paid a moving tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh by posting an adorable black and white photo showing his younger self welcoming his father after a trip to Malta in 1951.
In a second photo, the Duke can hand over his role as Commander in Chief of the Rifles to the Duchess of Cornwall, at a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020.
In addition to the two photos shared on The Clarence House social media pages, Prince Charles wrote: “I remember the Duke of Edinburgh on what would have been his hundredth birthday.”
Prince Philip died of ‘old age’, according to his death certificate. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully on April 9 at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced at the time.
The Prince of Wales, 72, paid a moving tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on what would have been his 100th birthday by posting an adorable black and white photo of his younger self welcoming his father home from a trip to Malta in 1951
Princess Eugenie, 31, also remembered her grandfather Prince Philip by sharing a heartwarming photo of the departure of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh after her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 (pictured)
Prince Charles wrote: ‘Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday’ (pictured)
Elsewhere, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also attended the Kensington Royal Twitter page and wrote: ‘Today we commemorate His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.’
“Last week the Queen was presented with a rose from the Duke of Edinburgh from @The_RHS, whose patron saint is Her Majesty.”
“The rose, named in memory of The Duke, is planted in the East Terrace Garden, Windsor Castle.”
It comes after the Queen paid tribute to Prince Philip for what would have been his 100th birthday by planting that special rose on Wednesday — which was presented to her by a man named Mr Weed.
The beautiful ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ rose is planted in the East Terrace Garden, which Her Majesty will be able to view from her private rooms.
The deep pink memorial plant was officially named in memory of the Duke who died on April 9 at the age of 99.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to the Kensington Royal Twitter page (pictured) and shared a photo of the Queen receiving a Duke of Edinburgh Rose from @The_RHS of which Her Majesty is the patron saint
The Queen (pictured) wore sunglasses in the blazing sun and smiled broadly when she saw the gift, with a picture of her late husband on the label
The rose (pictured as a gift to the Queen) was planted in a mixed rose border at Windsor Castle on Wednesday
Prince Charles also shared a second photo showing the Duke handing over his role of Colonel-in-chief of the Rifles to the Duchess of Cornwall, at a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020
The monarch received the shrub last week from the aptly named Keith Weed, president of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
Mr Weed told the Queen: ‘It is a rose called the Duke of Edinburgh Rose on the occasion of his centenary and it is a commemorative rose for all the great things he did during his life and for everyone to remember so much. remember what he did.’
The Queen replied: ‘It looks beautiful’ before adding that the tribute was ‘very nice’.
With the flower not in bloom as she presented it to the Queen, Mr. Weed quipped, “Right now, with a cold spring and nature a bit behind, it doesn’t look as pretty, but this is how it will look.” ‘, pointing to a photo 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 noted that after the cold May ‘not much bloomed here’.
The royalties from the flower sales will go to the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Living Legacy Fund, which is helping young people participate in the scheme.