In the sweetest way, Queen Elizabeth recently honored Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of more than 70 years, died earlier this year at the age of 99. The royal family was in mourning for several days, and Prince Harry went across the Atlantic to attend his grandfather’s funeral.
In commemoration of what would have been Philip’s centennial, the queen is paying a touching tribute to him.
For more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married.
The queen was barely a child when she met Philip. The two first met when the queen was eight years old, and though Philip was thirteen at the time, the encounter was not romantic. But fast forward to the age of 13, and the queen had already began courting her future spouse.
Philip was only 18 at the time, but there were sparks flying. The pair began writing letters and were officially married roughly eight years later. Philip stood at the queen’s side for years, and despite the fact that the marriage was plagued by scandals, the couple’s romance never failed. They had four children together, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren at the time of Philip’s death. (That number increased recently with the birth of Lilibet Diana and will continue to rise when Princess Beatrice and Eduardo Mopelli Mozzi give birth to their child.)
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The queen is sending a rose to Prince Philip on his 100th birthday.
Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021. In the months leading up to his death, he had surgery and spent about a month in the hospital throughout the winter. The royal family went through an eight-day mourning period following his death, with Philip’s funeral taking place on the eighth day.
Philip’s 100th birthday would have been on June 10, and the queen hasn’t ceased honoring her husband’s life. The queen was given a Duke of Edinburgh rose, named after him, in his honor. This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.