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Mementos of the Duke of Edinburgh’s life go on display at Windsor Castle

Prince Philip’s life and legacy will be celebrated as Windsor Castle opens its doors today

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1947

Curator Sally Goodsir said Prince Philip: A Celebration at Windsor had been planned as part of the Duke’s 100th birthday celebrations and the late royal had been aware of the exhibition.

The life and legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh is being celebrated at a special display which opens its doors at Windsor Castle today. 

Photographs taken of the Prince Philip: A Celebration at Windsor reveal the Coronation Robe and Coronet worn by the duke during the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, as well as his Chair of Estate which is usually located in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. 

The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth, 2003

Prince Philip – the nation’s longest serving consort who died aged 99 on April 9 – was set to have marked his 100th birthday earlier this month and curator Sally Goodsir said the exhibition was planned as part of the celebrations.

‘But following his death in April, we have delayed its opening just by a couple of weeks and are still holding it,’ she said. Philip was aware of the exhibition and its contents, Sally said.  Read more: daily mail