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Prince Philip ‘wasn’t really looking forward’ to his centenary, son says – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

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Queen Elizabeth II of England was presented with the Duke of Edinburgh’s rose by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society, at Windsor Castle, England, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. In memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The royalties from the sale of roses will be donated to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Living Legacy Fund to support young people participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme. (Pool via Steve Parsons / AP)

London (AP) — To commemorate Prince Phillip’s 100th birthday, his youngest child said he wasn’t looking forward to the celebration of this opportunity.

In an interview with the BBC broadcast Thursday, 57-year-old Prince Edward said the royal family “loved” Philip’s chance to experience the 100th anniversary, even if his deceased father did not. Philip died on April 9, 2021, just two months before his 100th birthday.

“He really didn’t want all the fuss and annoyance,” Edward said. “I think he wasn’t really looking forward to the 100th anniversary, even if we were.”

Looking back at his father’s funeral during the pandemic, Edward said that “abnormal” was a “strange” day given the restrictions imposed for the coronavirus pandemic.

“Everyone will have their own memories,” Edward said. “He was such a life-sized person. Once I met him, I would never forget.”

Queen Elizabeth II has already marked the opportunity by planting a newly raised rose named after her deceased husband. The Duke of Edinburgh is planted in the gardens of Windsor Castle.

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