Queen receives Duke of Edinburgh rose to mark Prince Philip’s life

The Queen has received a new breed of rose, named in honour of her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Majesty was given the flower by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society, at Windsor Castle last week.

The newly bred deep pink rose from Harkness Roses has officially been named in memory of Prince Philip, who passed away in April just weeks short of his 100th birthday tomorrow. It has a ‘variety of deep-pink colour dappled with white lines’ the creators say.

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The Queen Elizabeth II receives a Duke of Edinburgh rose, from Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society

The Monarch said the flower was ‘lovely’ and thanked them for the ‘very kind’ gesture. She is patron of the RHS.

The plant was then added to the border of the East Terrace garden at the castle, where, in 1971, the Duke redesigned the flowerbeds and commissioned a new bronze lotus fountain for the area.

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The private apartments of the castle overlook the garden.

A royalty from the sale of each rose will go to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Living Legacy Fund, which will give more young people the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Picture date: Wednesday June 2, 2021. The Duke, who died in April this year, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on June 10th.

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