The Love is Stronger: Queen Elizabeth II Honors Late Husband, her “strength and stay,” Prince Philip’s 100th Birthday with New Rose

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II receives a Duke of Edinburgh rose, given to her by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society, at Windsor Castle, England, Wednesday June 9, 2021. The newly bred deep pink commemorative rose has officially been named in memory of the late Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. A royalty from the sale of each rose will go to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Living Legacy Fund to support young people taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)

Queen Elizabeth II honors what would have been her late husband Prince Philip’s 100th birthday with the planting of a newly bred rose. The Duke of Edinburgh Rose named after her husband was planted in the Windsor Castle gardens to commemorate what would have been Philip’s 100th birthday.

The deep pink and dappled rose with white lines was newly bred following Philip’s death on April 9 at Windsor Castle.

Harkness Roses will donate 2.50 pounds ($3.50) for every rose sold to a fund to help a million young people from all backgrounds take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Prince Philip set up this award program in 1956.  Prince Philip dedicated his life to royal service. Their marriage lasted 73 years.

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