Royal family pays tribute to Prince Philip on the anniversary of his death

  • The Royal Family remembered the Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of his death.
  • On social networks, the royal family shared a moving video and photos.
  • Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99.

Members of the British royal family paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday on the first anniversary of his death.

Prince Philip died two months before his 100th birthday, on April 9, 2021, at Windsor Castle. He and Queen Elizabeth II have been married for 73 years.

Saturday, the official Twitter account of the royal family share a moving video tribute that featured photos of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II over the years. The poem, “The Patriarchs – An Elegy” by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, was included alongside the video and played in the background.

“In remembrance of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his death,” the tweet caption read.

An excerpt from the poem read: “The weather at the window this morning is snow, singular flakes out of season, the last chill of a slow winter. On such an occasion to presume to praise a man, it speaks to a whole generation – this crew survival was always a matter of minor miracle, landing in orange crate coracles, waging ingenious wars, triumphing at sea with flaming decoy boats and torpedoes dodged.”

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also shared a tribute to Prince Philip. On their official Twitter account, Prince Charles and Camilla posted photos of the Duke.

“Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh today, one year after his passing,” the tweet read.

Buckingham Palace representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

A televised funeral for Prince Philip took place on April 17, 2021 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Prince Philip initially wanted a hassle-free funeral with 800 attendees, but the number was reduced to 30 due to the country’s COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

Queen Elizabeth II was pictured sitting alone at the funeral.

On March 29, a service of thanksgiving for Prince Philip was hosted by the Royal Family in London at Westminster Abbey. Politicians like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of other royal families were among those present.

Members of the British royal family, including Princess Anne and Queen Elizabeth, wore dark green in homage to the official livery color of Prince Philip.

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