The Queen has spoken out about life without her husband of more then 70 years, Prince Philip.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99 in April this at his home of Windsor Castle following an extended hospital stay.

The Duke had since returned home after a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.

He was due to celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10, this year.

Prince Philip’s funeral was subject to Covid restrictions and Her Majesty was pictured alone at the service sparking an outpouring of support from the nation.

On a recent trip to Scotland The Queen, who turned 95 this year, spoke about the death of her husband.

The Queen recalls memories of Prince Philip

The Queen was speaking as she officially opened the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

Her Majesty was accompanied by Prince Charles and Camilla as it was the first time she had attended the ceremony without her husband.

She said: “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.

“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.”