In memory. While Prince Charles i Prince William both honored Queen Elizabeth II‘s a monumental 70-year reign in his platinum jubilee speechesthey I couldn’t help but notice that someone had disappeared: late Prince Philip.
“Your ‘strength and stay’ is sorely lacking tonight, but I’m sure he’s here in spirit,” the Prince of Wales, 73, said in his speech. at the Platinum Party at the Park concert. on Saturday, June 4, referring to the late Duke of Edinburgh. “My dad he would enjoy the show and join us with all your heart in celebrating all that you continue to do for your country and your people. ”
In April 2021, Buckingham Palace announced that Filipko she married the 96-year-old monarch in November 1947 – passed away at the age of 99. Since his death, the royal family was honest about their grief and respecting his legacy.
“I am happy to have the firm support and support of my family,” Her Majesty she wrote in a February statement celebrating her accession on the British throne. “I was blessed to have a partner in Prince Philip who was willing to play the role of wife and sacrifice himself selflessly. It’s a role I’ve seen my mother play during my father’s reign. “
Elizabeth became Queen of England in February 1952, a role he has for 70 years. To celebrate, country held a four-day platinum jubilee celebration earlier this month. The queen, who attended the Trooping the Color parade over the balcony of Buckingham Palacehe was too honored by the Thanksgiving Service, “Platinum Party” concert with stars and jubilee selection. Doc Elizabeth skipped Saturday’s events after experiencing “discomfort”, Charles paid tribute to his “mother” who watched from his home in Windsor Castle.
“On behalf of all of us, I wanted to pay tribute to your life of selfless service,” Charles said in his Saturday speech, standing next to his wife, Duchess Camilla. “Your family now includes four generations. You are our head of state. And you are our mother. ”
He added: “Now I know the Queen is watching these celebrations with a lot of emotion, as she has, I hope, finished her marmalade sandwich, including a huge regret that she can’t be here in person with us tonight. But Windsor Castle is barely 20 miles away, so if we cheer loud enough, they might just hear us. ”
“I firmly hope that my grandmother’s words are true in 70 years, as well as tonight that we as peoples gather in a common goal because then there is always room for hope,” the Duke of Cambridge, 39, said on Saturday. its efforts to combat climate change. “I’m so proud that my grandfather and my father were part of that effort.”
William – who also shares a four-year-old Prince Louis with wife – he couldn’t resist teasing his grandmother about her last milestone.
“While no one’s grandmother thanks them for talking about their age, my grandmother has been alive for almost a century,” William added in his speech. “At that time, humanity benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific discoveries. … There was a lot of optimism and joy tonight — and there is hope. Together, if we make the most of humanity and rebuild our planet, we will protect it for our children, our grandchildren and future generations. ”