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.