#AceNewsReport – June.11: Prince Philip died in April aged 99, just nine weeks before he was due to turn 100.
Queen marks what would have been Philip’s 100th birthday with new rose she said the flower “looks lovely” and that it was a “very kind” tribute: The rose was bred by the Royal Horticultural Society and planted in the gardens at Windsor Castle last week.
The Duke of Edinburgh Rose is deep pink, dappled with white lines and double-flowered.
PA MediaFor every rose sold, £2.50 will be donated to a charity fund set up in memory of the duke
One was presented to the Queen wrapped in brown paper by Keith Weed, the president of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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.”
PA Media: there are now 30 million gardeners in the UK – a rise of 10% – the Queen said: “That’s very good.”
#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Jun.11: 2021:
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