Burton Mail

Display is celebratio­n of duke’s legacy

-

THE life and legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh will be celebrated in a special display at the Palace of Holyroodho­use from today.

Philip – the nation’s longest serving consort – died aged 99 on April 9, just two months before he would have turned 100.

The Royal Collection Trust said the display at the Edinburgh palace will see more than 60 mementoes exhibited, such as items from when Philip married

Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

They include the wedding invitation, order of service and wedding breakfast menu, which featured “Filet de Sole Mountbatte­n” – a tribute to the groom’s family name – and “Bombe Glacee Princesse Elizabeth” – a nod to the royal bride.

The Queen and the duke were together for 73 years, with the duke devoting himself to supporting the monarch in her duties as head of state at home and abroad.

A section of the display will also chart Philip’s early life and naval career.

The exhibition will also explore his connection­s to Scotland and its capital city.

Prince Philip: A Celebratio­n is part of a visit to the Palace of Holyroodho­use until October 31 and tickets must be pre-booked.

 ?? DAVID CHESKIN/ ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST ?? A member of Royal Collection Trust staff with one of the items which form part of the Palace of Holyroodho­use’s celebratio­n of Prince Philip’s life
DAVID CHESKIN/ ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST A member of Royal Collection Trust staff with one of the items which form part of the Palace of Holyroodho­use’s celebratio­n of Prince Philip’s life
 ??  ?? The Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom