The Reason Why Meghan Markle Won’t Be At Prince Philip’s Funeral This Weekend

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 17th.

Prince Harry touched back down in London last week, isolating at his former home on the grounds of Windsor Castle, ahead of his grandfather’s funeral next week.

Leaving his home in California which he shares with his expectant wife Meghan Markle and their one-year-old son, Archie, this was Prince Harry’s first time back in the UK since the pair’s tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview. An interview whereby they claimed the institution made racist comments as well as failed to protect them and their first born child, forcing them to leave.

Now, back on home soil for the first time, it’s believed Meghan wasn’t able to travel with Harry due to her pregnancy.

According to a palace spokesperson, Meghan “has been advised by her physician not to travel,” as she nears the birth of the pair’s baby girl. Staying at home in California with their son Archie, who turns two next month, it’s reported that both Meghan and Harry made contact with the Queen after the passing of Prince Philip, sharing their condolences.

“Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment,” a source revealed to People.

This weekend will also mark Harry’s first time reuniting with his family since leaving his duties as a senior royal over a year ago.

As for Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday, Buckingham Palace revealed that the service will be “much reduced in scale and with no public access,” in order to comply with government guidelines.

Only thirty people will be in attendance at the event, which will take place at Windsor Castle, but for those who want to watch on, they can do so on BBC One or Sky, where the funeral will be televised from 10am.

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