Prince Harry will be capable of make his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, a spokesperson confirmed to PoliFonics on Saturday.
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 greatest efforts to journey with Harry, the spokesperson added.
Although it was doubtless Harry would return for the funeral, his attendance was not instantly identified given COVID-19 protocols. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dwell 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 dying 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 numerous 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 photograph headers to honor the late duke.
Harry and Meghan additionally paid tribute to the late duke on their Archewell web site.
“Thanks to your service,” the assertion, devoted in “loving reminiscence,” mentioned. “You can be vastly 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 shall be closed to the general public.
“Whereas there’s disappointment 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 specific their condolences achieve this within the most secure manner attainable and never by visiting Windsor or every other royal palaces to pay their respects,” a palace spokesperson mentioned.
“The household’s want could be very a lot that individuals proceed to comply with the rules to maintain themselves and others protected.”
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