Queen Ellizabeth II speaks about Prince Philip for the first time since his death

Queen Elizabeth II has spoken of her late husband Prince Philip for the first time since his death in April this year.

The Queen spoke of the love she and her husband shared for Scotland during the opening ceremony for the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament.

“I have already spoken of my deep and lasting affection for this wonderful country, and the many happy memories Prince Philip and I have always kept from our stay here,” the Queen said in her speech, reported People.

“It is often said that it is people who make a place, and there are few places where this is truer than in Scotland, as we have seen in recent times,” she added.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla also attended the event. The Prince of Wales wore traditional Scottish attire. The monarch wore an alpine green herringbone wool coat and floral print dress, both designed by Stewart Parvin. She completed the look with a matching hat from Rachel Trevor Morgan and a Queen Mary diamond thistle brooch.

The Queen had previously made her first solo visit to Balmoral Castle in Scotland after the Duke’s death. This is apparently where the couple would traditionally retreat from August through the fall.

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