June 10th will always be an important date for the British royal family, but this year it has an even greater relevance: it is the anniversary of the duke of edinburgh – who died about two months ago, at the age of 99 – and it marks one hundred years since his birth.
To mark this very special day, the Queen Isabel II she was surprised with a very special gift, which she received from the Royal Horticultural Society, an institution created in 1804 to promote gardening and horticulture. The association planted, in the presence of the monarch, a commemorative rose, baptized with the name “Duke of Edinburgh Rose”, in honor of the prince.
The pink flower, sprinkled with white, already grows in the gardens of Windsor Palace, specifically in East Terrace Garden, a place of great importance to the Duke, as he himself took charge of remodeling it in 1971. This week, the organization’s president, Keith Weed, went to the residence to watch the planting of this flower alongside the queen, thus honoring the centenary of the birth of the duke, who has always shown a great interest in issues related to the environment, nature and animals.
A short video of this very special moment was shared on the royal family’s social networks.