Queen Elizabeth spoke candidly of Prince Philip on Saturday at the opening ceremony for the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament.
The queen, along with Prince Charles and Camilla, known as the Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, were in attendance.
The queen visits Scotland regularly. It’s also where she and Prince Philip traditionally vacationed from August every year at their home, Balmoral Castle.
Following Prince Philip’s death in April, the royal family shared a photo of the two taken by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, near Balmoral. It showed a more private and intimate moment between the husband and wife.
During her speech on Saturday, the queen reflected on her time in Scotland with her husband, saying: “I have spoken before of my deep and abiding affection for this wonderful country, and of the many happy memories Prince Philip and I always held of our time here.”
Per People, she added: “It is often said that it is the people that make a place, and there are few places where this is truer than in Scotland, as we have seen in recent times.”
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