Meghan Markle, who’s pregnant with the couple’s second youngster, didn’t get medical clearance from her doctor to attend the funeral, regardless of her finest efforts to journey with Harry, the spokesperson added.
Although it was seemingly Harry would return for the funeral, his attendance was not instantly recognized given COVID-19 protocols. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reside in Montecito, California.
Buckingham Palace introduced that Prince Philip died peacefully Friday at age 99. The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II had been married for 73 years.
After the announcement of Philip’s loss of life broke on Friday, the royal household’s web site briefly went darkish to honor the duke and put together details about his life and his funeral preparations.
Social media accounts belonging to varied members of the British royal household, together with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Prince William and Kate Middleton, additionally modified their Twitter avatars and picture headers to honor the late duke.
“Thanks to your service,” the assertion, devoted in “loving reminiscence,” stated. “You may be drastically missed.”
Buckingham Palace introduced Saturday that the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service will happen subsequent Saturday in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor. Solely 30 individuals are allowed to attend, and the service will likely be closed to the general public.
“Whereas there’s unhappiness that the general public won’t be able to bodily be a part of occasions to commemorate the lifetime of the duke, the royal household asks that anybody wishing to precise their condolences accomplish that within the most secure approach potential and never by visiting Windsor or another royal palaces to pay their respects,” a palace spokesperson said.
“The household’s want may be very a lot that folks proceed to observe the rules to maintain themselves and others protected.”
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