Prince Philip’s Thanksgiving service took place as planned on March 29, 2022. This ultimate tribute dedicated to the Duke of Edinburgh brought together many European crowned heads. For the British royal family, only Prince Harry, 37, and his family were absent from the ceremony. Queen Elizabeth II of England, 95, did everything to be present at Westminster Abbey despite her health problems. The Duke of Edinburgh died in the spring of last year aged 99. To pay a moving tribute to her, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, wore dark green. Princess Anne, 71, and Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, also wore the same green outfits.
The choice of this dark green color is not insignificant. This is the color that Prince Philip had chosen as the official color of his livery. “The official color of the Duke of Edinburgh’s livery is dark green, known as ‘Edinburgh Green’,” the royal family’s website reads. “Edinburgh green” can be found, among other things, in the color of Prince Philip’s private cars. But the wink of Queen Elizabeth II of England to her late husband does not stop there. The mother of Prince Charles, 73, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew, 62, also took care to wear the Grima Ruby brooch dubbed the Scarab brooch. The work of jeweler Andrew Grima, the Duke of Edinburgh purchased this brooch in 1966 as a gift to Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II of England had orchestrated other tributes to Prince Philip
The Sun reports that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, has been actively involved in planning the day for March 29, 2022. “In a particularly personal touch, Her Majesty has chosen to feature the flowers she and Philip had on their wedding day – white orchids,” the British tabloid says. Many bouquets decorated the interior of Westminster Abbey. “Orchids featured in the Queen’s wedding bouquet in 1947, while sea holly is a touching nod to the Duke of Edinburgh’s career in the navy,” says The Majesty Magazine.
Queen Elizabeth II of England, Camilla Parker Bowles and Princess Anne © Agency