Queen discusses husband Philip’s death for first time in public

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The Queen has discussed her husband Prince Philip's death for the first time in public on Saturday 2 October.

Queen Elizabeth II, 95, remembered the "many happy memories" she shared with her husband, who died in April this year.

The Queen made to touching speech as she appeared at the official opening of the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood's debating chamber at lunchtime on Saturday.

Prince Philip passed away in April and the Queen has written a number of social media tributes to her husband but has not spoken in person.

Prince Philip and the Queen met in 1939. They married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey.

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Many members of the Royal family spoke out recently during an interview for the BBC documentary, Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers.

The documentary offered a look into the life of the Duke of Edinburgh. It was originally planned to mark his 100th birthday, with interviews being filmed both before and after his death in April.

Prince Harry fondly reflected on the marriage of his grandparents and gushed about the "incredible bond" between them before branding them 'most adorable couple".

Speaking during the televised special, Harry, 37, said: "From my grandmother's perspective, to have someone like that on your shoulder for 73 years of marriage – it doesn't get better than that."

He lovingly continued: "The two of them together were just the most adorable couple, and I don't know if anyone's ever described them as adorable.

"But to me, knowing that the cheekiness of him and that behind what the world sees, you have two individuals who were very much in love, and at a very young age, dedicated their lives to service."

Harry gave further insight: "The places these two travelled and the things that they saw, and the experiences that they went through, that is an incredible bond between two people."

Prince William , 39, also spoke out in the documentary about his grandfather and shared a story of the Prince's lighter side.

Prince William, Peter Phillips and his sister Zara Tindall, recalled a famous stunt that Prince Philip used to pull that would land him in trouble with the Queen. It involved taking the lid off a squeezy tube of mustard, getting his grandchildren to hold it, and then slamming their hands together, to make the mustard shoot out of the tube.

"It went all over the ceiling," recall Princess Anne's children in unison.

"He used to get in a lot of trouble with my grandmother for covering most of the places where we had lunch with mustard on the ceiling," adds William.

"I actually think the marks are still there," grins Peter.

"Yeah, I think so," agrees Zara.

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