Exhibition to celebrate Prince Philip’s life and 73-year marriage signed off by the Queen

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AN exhibition to celebrate Prince Philip’s life and 73-year marriage has been signed off by the Queen.

Her Majesty agreed to release treasured artefacts for a money-spinning display originally planned to mark the Duke’s centenary.

An exhibition to celebrate Prince Philip’s life and 73-year marriage has been signed off by the Queen
The Queen agreed to release treasured artefacts for a money-spinning display originally planned to mark her husband’s 100th birthday

The Queen, 95, will not open the Windsor Castle event which will showcase their wedding and family and his naval career, charity work and love of carriage racing.

She will be offered a private tour.

The Duke of Edinburgh died last month aged 99 and it is hoped the demand to see his possessions will swell Royal Collection Trust coffers.

The RCT, which runs royal tourism for the Queen, has lost millions during Covid and has cut hundreds of jobs.

An insider said: “They are expecting massive numbers of visitors.

“They’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Queen’s generosity and what she’s agreed to be used.

“Even though it’s all a bit raw coming so soon after she said goodbye, the Queen considers it part of history.”

The event will showcase their wedding and family and Philip’s naval career, charity work and love of carriage racing

An insider said: ‘They are expecting massive numbers of visitors’

Her Majesty and Prince Philip sit outside with their young children at Balmoral Castle, Princess Anne right, Prince Andrew centre and Prince Charles left

A source said: ‘The exhibits paint a picture of the Duke’

The source added: “The exhibits paint a picture of the Duke.

“A lot has been said about him since he died but there is so much more to see.”

The Royal Collection Trust and Buckingham Palace did not want to comment last night.

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