It has been one year since the Duke of Edinburgh passed, so to mark this anniversary the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a touching tribute on social media.
Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a moving video montage of the late Duke which was originally posted by the Queen on their official Twitter account. The video features clips of moments from Her Majesty’s life with Philip, from their wedding day and birth of their children, to their lasting love in their later years.
The royal couple wrote this with the video: “Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his death.”
Prince Charles also ark Prince Philip’s Death Anniversary, with the Prince of Wales sharing three sweet photos of him, such as one that showed Prince Philip pushing Charles and his younger sister, Princess Anne on a swing as the Queen adoringly looked on at her family.
The post was shared on the official Clarence House Instagram account, with Charles and Camilla leaving this caption along with the three photos: “Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh today, one year since his passing.”
Another photo was of the Duke of Edinburgh smiling in the years before his death, while the last one was from him sitting alongside the Queen and Charles and Camilla, with all of them beaming at each other.
The video was not the only thing the Queen shared to honour her husband’s passing, as she also posted a touching poem by Laureate Simon Armitage. the poem read in part: “On such an occasion to presume to eulogise one man is to pipe up for a whole generation – that crew whose survival was always the stuff of minor miracle, who came ashore in orange-crate coracles, fought ingenious wars, finagled triumphs at sea with flaming decoy boats, and side-stepped torpedoes.
“Husbands to duty, they unrolled their plans across billiard tables and vehicle bonnets regrouped at breakfast. What their secrets were were everyone’s guess and nobody’s business. Great-grandfathers from birth, in time they became both the inner core and outer case in a family heirloom of nesting dolls.”
Prince Philip passed away at age 99 on Friday 9 April 2021. On the day of his death, Buckingham Palace released an official statement that read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Due to the pandemic still raging at the time, only 30 people were allowed to attend his funeral at Windsor Castle, however last month a larger service of thanksgiving was held at Westminster Abbey that saw hundreds in the congregation, including the Queen and the royal family, as well as other close friends and royal families from across the world.