Princess Eugenie said she is ‘thinking of her Grandpa’ as she led the Royal Family in paying tributes to Prince Philip on what would have been his 100th birthday today.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, took to Instagram and shared a heartwarming snap of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh leaving following her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018.
Alongside the photograph she wrote a poignant caption which simply read: ‘Thinking of Grandpa on what would have been his 100th birthday.’
Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales, 72, also paid his respects to his father by posting an adorable black and white throwback photograph which showed a young Prince Charles welcoming the Duke home from a trip to Malta in 1951.
In a second snap, Prince Philip can be seen transferring his role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to The Duchess of Cornwall, during a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020.
Alongside the two photographs shared to The Clarence House social media pages, Prince Charles penned: ‘Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.’
Prince Philip died of ‘old age’, his death certificate revealed. The Duke of Edinburgh died ‘peacefully’ aged 99 on April 9, Buckingham Palace announced at the time.
The Prince of Wales, 72, paid a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on what would have been his 100th birthday by posting an adorable black and white throwback photograph which showed his younger self welcoming his father home from a trip to Malta in 1951
Princess Eugenie, 31, also remembered her grandfather Prince Philip by sharing a heartwarming snap of the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh leaving after her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018 (pictured)
Prince Charles penned: ‘Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday’ (pictured)
Elsewhere, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to the Kensington Royal Twitter page and wrote: ‘Today we remember His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday.’
‘Last week, The Queen was gifted a Duke of Edinburgh rose by @The_RHS, of which Her Majesty is Patron.’
‘Named in The Duke’s memory, the rose is planted in the East Terrace Garden, Windsor Castle.’
It comes after the Queen paid tribute to Prince Philip for what would have been his 100th birthday by planting that special rose on Wednesday – presented to her by a man called Mr Weed.
The beautiful ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ rose was planted in the East Terrace Garden which Her Majesty will be able to look out onto from her private rooms.
The deep pink commemorative perennial plant was officially named in memory of the Duke who died aged 99 on April 9.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to the Kensington Royal Twitter page (pictured) and shared a photograph of the Queen being gifted a Duke of Edinburgh Rose by @The_RHS of which Her Majesty is a Patron
The Queen (pictured) wore sunglasses in the blazing sunshine and smiled broadly when she saw the gift, which has a photograph of her late husband on the label
The rose (pictured being gifted to the Queen) was planted in a mixed rose border at Windsor Castle on Wednesday
Prince Charles also shared a second snap which showed the Duke transferring his role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to The Duchess of Cornwall, during a joint ceremony at Windsor Castle and Highgrove in July 2020
The monarch received the shrub last week from the aptly-named Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
Mr Weed told the Queen: ‘It’s a rose named the Duke of Edinburgh Rose to mark his centenary and 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.”
The Queen replied: ‘It looks lovely’ before added that the tribute was ‘very kind’.
With the flower not in bloom as her presented it to The Queen, Mr Weed joked: ‘Right now with a cold Spring and nature being a bit behind it doesn’t look so lovely but that’s what it will look like’, pointing to a picture of the rose.
The 95-year-old monarch watched as Windsor’s head gardener Philip Carter planted it at the front of the mixed rose border.
She remarked that after the cold May ‘nothing has flowered here much’.
Royalties from the flowers’ sale will go towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Living Legacy Fund, which helps young people take part in the scheme.