Markle was suggested by her doctor to not journey because of her being pregnant
Funeral preparations are underway for the late Prince Philip. And whereas Prince Harry is anticipated to attend the funeral service within the U.Okay. subsequent Saturday, Meghan Markle will, as a substitute, stay within the U.S. — and for good cause.
According to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson at a information briefing Saturday, Markle “has been advised by her physician not to travel” because of her being pregnant. She and Prince Harry predict their second baby — a daughter — this spring. The go to subsequent weekend marks Prince Harry’s first time visiting the nation in over a 12 months, in addition to the primary time he can have seen members of the Royal Family because the airing of his and Markle’s interview with Oprah final month.
Prince #Harry will attend his grandfather, Prince Philip’s funeral which can be held on Saturday, in accordance with Buckingham Palace. “We’ll affirm the visitor listing on Thursday, what I can inform folks is that the Duke of Sussex is planning to attend,“ a palace spokesman mentioned.
— Isa Soares (@IsaCNN) April 10, 2021
“The Duke of Sussex is planning to attend,” the royal spokesperson mentioned on the briefing. “The Duchess of Sussex has been advised by her physician not to travel. So the duke will be attending.”
This isn’t the one occasion Markle can be lacking because of her being pregnant. According to Marie Claire, Prince Harry additionally deliberate to attend a handful of occasions abroad this summer time, together with what was to be Prince Philip’s one hundredth birthday celebration, in addition to the revealing of Kensington Palace’s Princess Diana statue — and Markle was already planning to remain at their California dwelling.
“He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”
-Her Majesty The Queen, 1997. pic.twitter.com/wbSldSavNA
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 10, 2021
Prince Philip died “peacefully” at 99 on Friday.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” Buckingham Palace mentioned in a statement. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
The funeral is scheduled to happen April 17 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, in accordance with the Palace. And per the BBC, 30 relations will attend the funeral as friends, in accordance with the federal government’s COVID-19 tips.
The Prince of Wales pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh on behalf of The Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/tDP0rkKGzc
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) April 10, 2021
“The plans for the funeral are in line with The Duke of Edinburgh’s own personal wishes, and the occasion will recognize and celebrate The Duke’s life and his more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth,” the Palace states. “It will be a Ceremonial Royal Funeral, the same as for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, rather than a State Funeral – something which is generally reserved for Monarchs. The plans have been approved by The Queen and reflect appropriate Government advice.”
Prince Philip’s coffin, which can be situated on the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle and can stay till the day of the funeral, can be coated with “His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard” and dressed with a wreath of flowers. The coffin will then be moved on the day of the funeral and positioned within the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle.
According to People, Prince Philip’s rapid household, together with his youngsters and grandchildren, will make up the majority of attendees inside St. George’s Chapel. The full visitor listing can be confirmed later within the week. The funeral plans, to this point, are detailed on the Palace’s web site.
“In Loving Memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021,” Prince Harry and Markle’s tribute on the Archewell Foundation web site states. “Thank you for your service… you will be greatly missed.”