It was already six months ago … On April 9, 2021, Elizabeth II lost her husband, Prince Philip, at the age of 99. Passing through Edinburgh with her eldest son, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Queen of England opened the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament. In her speech, delivered on Saturday October 2, 2021, the monarch recalled the love she and her late husband shared for Scotland. “I have already spoken of my deep and lasting affection for this wonderful country, and of the many happy memories Prince Philip and I have always kept from our stays here. It is often said that people make a place, and there are few places where this is truer than in Scotland, as we have seen in recent times, “she said.

On that trip, where she was greeted by Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Elizabeth II wore an alpine green herringbone wool coat and gold floral-print dress, both from Stewart Parvin, which she matched. to a Rachel Trevor Morgan hat. To complete her outfit, the monarch wore a diamond brooch. The latter represented a thistle, the symbol of Scotland.

Elizabeth II: “Philip had an extraordinary impact on countless people”

On April 21, it was in a press release published on the occasion of her birthday that Elizabeth II wished to thank the British for their support following the disappearance of Prince Philip. “For my 95th birthday, I have received many messages and wishes which I deeply appreciate. Although my family and I are currently going through a great period of sadness, it has been good for all of us to see the tributes for my husband. , from people across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. My family and I would like to thank you for the support and kindness shown to us over the past few days. We have been deeply touched, and all of this reminds us of how Philip made an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life, ”she shared.

Prince Philip and Elizabeth II © AGENCE

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