On 10th May Queen Elizabeth II honored her husband who unfortunately  passed away on 9th of April 2021, aged 99- nine weeks before his 100th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, the Queen planted a rose, bred and named for Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Mr Weed said: “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 rose is deep pink, dappled with white lines and double-flowered. Personally, I think that it is very beautiful. What is interesting is that we can buy the same rose for our gardens. For every rose sold, £2.50 will be donated to a charity fund set which Philip originally established in 1956. It supports young people in more than 130 countries. “The Fund will give a million more young people, from all circumstances and backgrounds, the opportunity to achieve a DofE Award,” the palace said.

Apart from that several members of the royal family also honored his birthday. Giving examples such as Prince Charles, the couple’s eldest son, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, shared an image on instagram of a two-year-old Charles holding his father’s hand after the duke returned from a trip to Malta in 1951. Meanwhile, the Earl of Wessex, Edward, the duke’s youngest son, said although the Royal Family “would have loved it if he had been here” to celebrate his 100th birthday, his father “did not want all the fuss and bother”.




Written by Sandra Baran from class 1a, edited by M.Kossak