After Prince Philip’s demise on April 9, this year, the Queen has decided to remove his chair from The Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. The Chair of Estate will be displayed in what is a tribute to Prince Philip by The Royal Collection Trust.
Two special exhibitions, one at Windsor Castle and the other at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, will be held in honour of Prince Philip.
These events will chronicle the significant achievements and events throughout Prince Philip’s life as Britain’s longest serving consort and a devoted husband to the Queen.
The Coronation Robe and Coronet worn by him during Her Majesty’s Coronation on June 2, 1953 will also be on display at Windsor Castle.
Wedding mementos from the Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage in 1947 such as the wedding invitation and wedding breakfast menu that included ‘Filet de Sole Mountbatten’ — a tribute to Philip’s family name, and ‘Bombe Glacee Princesse Elizabeth’, in honour of the bride, will be displayed at Holyroodhouse.
Among other items, gifts presented to him during state visits and overseas tours will also be displayed. Memorabilia from his naval career and connections to Scotland will also be up for exploration.
While the exhibition at Windsor Castle will begin June 24 and go on till September 20, 2021, the one at Palace of Holyroodhouse will start July 23 and go on till October 31, 2021. Tickets can be pre-booked from the Royal Collection Trust website.