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Queen marks Philip’s 100th birthday by planting Duke of Edinburgh rose

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The Queen called the rose ‘lovely’ and said the tribute to her late husband was ‘very kind’ (Picture: PA) The Queen has poignantly marked what would have been Prince Phillip’s 100th birthday by planting a rose named after her late husband. The newly-bred Duke of Edinburgh Rose was planted in the East Terrace Garden of Winsor Castle as a permanent tribute to Philip, where the couple spent their final months in lockdown together. Gifted to the 95-year-old monarch from the Royal Horticultural Society, the deep pink rose was officially named after the duke following his death on April 9. The Queen described the double-flowered rose bush as ‘lovely’ and that the tribute to her husband of 73 years was ‘very kind’. She received the shrub wrapped in brown paper last week by the apt...