The Queen has found a special way to celebrate Prince Philip’s life following his death at age 99 on April 9, 2021.
Hello! previously reported that an exhibition would be held to take a look back at Philip’s incredible life as well as his 73-year marriage to the Queen.
The event, curated by the Royal Collection Trust, was originally planned to mark Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10.
The RCT website has since confirmed the news of the special exhibit, writing: “This summer, Windsor Castle will host a special display to commemorate the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Britain’s longest-serving consort.
“Themes explored in ‘Prince Philip: A Celebration’ will include The Prince’s early life and naval career, his role as consort and his support for the sovereign at home and abroad.
“The displays will also focus on His Royal Highness’s wide-ranging patronages and associations, including sport, science and industry, conservation and the environment, art and collecting, and encouraging younger generations. A special focus at Windsor Castle will be on Prince Philip’s role in the Coronation of 1953.
“A companion exhibition will run at the Palace of Holyroodhouse from 23 July.”
It was previously reported that Her Majesty had agreed to release treasured artefacts for the display, which would showcase his naval career, charity work and love of carriage racing, among numerous other things.
The Queen will not open the Windsor Castle event, but she will be offered a private tour.
The Royal Collection Trust, which runs royal tourism for the Queen, has had to cut jobs and has reportedly lost millions due to the ongoing pandemic.
An insider said: “They are expecting massive numbers of visitors. They’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Queen’s generosity and what she’s agreed to be used. Even though it’s all a bit raw coming so soon after she said goodbye, the Queen considers it part of history.”
The source went on, “The exhibits paint a picture of the Duke. A lot has been said about him since he died but there is so much more to see.”
Windsor Castle reopened last month to visitors following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the U.K.