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Meghan Markle: What she plans to do on the day of Prince Philip’s funeral


Seven months pregnant, Meghan Markle will not attend the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, scheduled for April 17 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Meghan Markle will not return to London. Seven months pregnant, the Duchess of Sussex has announced that she will not accompany her husband, Prince Harry, to the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, scheduled for April 17 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. According to royal correspondent Rebecca English, who spoke to the Daily Mail, “the Duchess of Sussex, pregnant, was advised by her doctors not to fly. Meghan Markle is also said to have explained “not wanting to be the center of attention”, and not wishing to make waves in what will be an intimate and important ceremony for Elizabeth II and the entire British royal family.

Thus, the Duchess of Sussex will spend the day of April 17 at her home in Montecito, not far from Santa Barbara. According to our sources, she will attend the funeral of Prince Philip through a private live stream, which will be available to other relatives of the royal family unable to attend the ceremony in Windsor. Due to health constraints related to the Covid-19 pandemic, only 30 people were invited to Prince Philip’s funeral. Among them Queen Elizabeth II, of course, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and the Princess Royal, Anne of England. Three members of the German family of Prince Philip were also invited.


Elizabeth II understands

According to People magazine, Elizabeth II did not express any animosity over Meghan Markle’s decision not to attend Prince Philip’s funeral. “Meghan offered her condolences. The queen understands why she can not travel at this time,” a source told People columns. Pregnant with a baby girl, the Duchess of Sussex should begin her maternity leave “within four weeks”, according to our sources.The delivery would be scheduled for June, and should take place at the very home of the Sussex couple, as Meghan Markle would like. “She has a beautiful house in California, it’s a beautiful place to give birth to a baby girl,” a source revealed to Page Six a short while ago.

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