Prince Philip’s funeral will be taking place next week, April 17th.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth’s dearly beloved, peacefully passed away at age 99 on Thursday, April 9. The news of the Prince’s passing stirred many into speculation over whether Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, would be in attendance of the funeral service at St. George’s Chapel.
However, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that while Harry will be rendering a return for the “stripped-back ceremony,” allowing for only 30 mourners, as IOL reported, Meghan Markle will not be embarking alongside him.
Markle, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, was allegedly advised not to make the trip to the UK by her doctor, despite making “every effort” to be there, Elle reported.
The funeral itself will be an intimate gathering as a result of UK government regulations per the Covid-19 pandemic.
As for Prince Harry’s return, it will mark the first time the Prince has seen members of the Royal Family since his and Megan’s viral Oprah interview that turned all eyes toward the Royals.