Prince Philip: One year after his death, the Royal family chooses a poem to pay tribute to him

April 9, 2022 marks the first anniversary of Prince Philip’s death at Windsor Castle. The British royal family shared an elegy to commemorate the event.

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, it was exactly one year since Prince Philip died. The 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England passed away at the age of 99 on April 9, 2021. To commemorate the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the British royal family shared a poem on social networks. It is a melancholic poem written by the English poet and laureate Simon Armitage. On the Twitter account The Royal Family, the title reads: “In memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his death”. As well as; “‘The Patriarchs – An Elegy’ by poet laureate Simon Armitage”.

The elegy is shared as a video on the Royal Family’s Twitter page. Poet Simon Armitage himself read the poem with background music played on the piano. The video montage is made up of beautiful black and white photos tracing the life of Prince Philip. There are also images from his wedding and the birth of his children. The poem that the British royal family shared on social networks is a tribute to the military career of the late husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England.


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A poem already shared at the funeral of Prince Philip

If the video montage shared on Saturday, April 9, 2022 is new, the poem “The Patriarchs – An Elegy” has already been published last year. Indeed, the poem had been published for the first time on the day of the funeral of Prince Philip. Remember that the funeral of the husband of Queen Elizabeth of England had to be organized in small committee, restrictions because of the health context. At the time of the funeral, Queen Elizabeth found herself sitting alone in the chapel of Windsor.

For her part, the widow of Prince Philip, Elizabeth II marked the anniversary of the death of the Duke in private, but she also planned a special tribute for the occasion. In addition, the 95-year-old sovereign was present at the Thanksgiving service of her late husband on March 29, 2022, despite his health condition. The ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey, where all members of the British royal family were present except the family of the Duke of Edinburgh’s grandson, that of Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40.

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