Meghan Markle Will Not Be at Prince Philip's Funeral, Prince Harry 'Planning to Attend' [Photo]

Prince Harry will fly to the UK to attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral — but won’t be accompanied by Meghan Markle, it was confirmed Saturday.

via: People

“The Duke of Sussex is planning to attend. The Duchess of Sussex has been advised by her physician not to travel. So the duke will be attending,” a royal spokesman said at a briefing on Saturday afternoon.

Meghan, 39, is expecting the couple’s second child, a baby girl, later this spring.

Harry, 36, is preparing to head back to the U.K. in the coming days and it will be the first time he has been in the country in over a year. It is also the first time he will have seen members of the Royal Family since his and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey aired last month.

With the guest list limited to 30 people under U.K. government guidelines due to COVID, it is expected that Philip’s immediate family, including his children and grandchildren, will make up the bulk of those present in St. George’s Chapel.

Attendants, such as the military bearer party of his coffin and the Dean of Windsor David Conner and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby are permitted to be extra to that 30 figure.

While there has been a steady stream of visitors, from Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex to Prince Charles, palace officials will not confirm whether any of them are in Her Majesty’s so-called “bubble” and be allowed within close proximity of her.

The full guest list will be confirmed later in the week. Then, it will be announced who will be making any eulogy during the service.

Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death on Friday, Harry and Meghan shared a tribute on Archewell Foundation website.

“In Loving Memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021,” reads their message of mourning. “Thank you for your service…you will be greatly missed.”

Harry, 36, has always been very close with his grandfather, who would have turned 100 in June. They were often seen smiling and joking around while on royal outings together.

Somehow we doubt Meghan is sad about not making the journey.

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