In the memorial. Queen Elizabeth On the first anniversary of her death, she paid tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip.
“To commemorate His Majesty the Duke of Edinburgh on the first anniversary of his death,” a tweet from the 95-year-old King’s official royal family said. Twitter The account was read on Saturday 9 April, along with an audio recording of the UK poet winner “The Patriarchs – An Elegie” Simon Armitage.
“This morning the weather in the window is snowy / the single flakes of hard times / the final tremors of a slow winter,” Armitage begins to read the poem in the clip. “On such an occasion / to compliment a man is supposed to be piped up / for an entire generation – the team that survived / was always a small miracle, / who came ashore in the orange-crate coracle, / fought wisely, Finagald at sea With a victory / burning decoy boat and a torpedo on the side steps. “
She continued, “Husbands are on duty, they unroll their plans / across the billiard table and car bonnet, / reunite at breakfast. What was their privacy / everyone’s guess and no one’s business. / Grandparents from birth, over time they become / both the inner root and the outer case / in the family inheritance of the nesting doll. / Their boot-prints stand as evidence of primitive man / Rose-beds and hard ground of borders. “
He adds in his third stanza: “They were the sons of a zodiac / not consistent with the solar year, but turned their minds towards the big science and heavy questions of the day. At rest they studied map pictures / Hachur Valley and showing blue currents, schemes / old campaigns and reconnaissance missions. / Last among the great avant-garde magicians / They kept their best strategy for the grand finale: / Denying immortality and disappearing completely. “
He concludes, “The main oaks of the woods begin to tune / and the oncoming sky will pay homage to them. / But for now, the end of a cool April / Parachute slowly home, so in the mid-afternoon / the snow is restored as seed heads and thistledown.” “
Buckingham Palace confirmed in April 2021 that the Duke of Edinburgh had died of embarrassment on his 100th birthday.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, the Prince, the Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness breathed his last peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning, “the statement said.” The royal family joins people around the world to mourn his loss.
After the death of the Greek native, the longtime reigning sovereign – who celebrated his platinum jubilee earlier this year – was “overwhelmed” by the “spread of love and support” he received from well-wishers.
An insider exclusively said, “It seems cathartic to wish all the best and respect to Elizabeth that the man she has loved unconditionally for countless decades.” Our weekly At the death of Philip. “It simply came to our notice then.
The Regent – who married Philip in November 1947 – attended a memorial service for his late wife at Westminster Abbey in London with their children last month: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew And Prince Edward. Grandchildren Prince William, Princess Beatrice And Princess Eugenie Were present as well Duchess Kate And grandchildren Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6.