Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral within the UK on April 17 with out Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, a spokesperson mentioned.
Meghan, who’s pregnant, didn’t obtain medical clearance from her physician to journey, the spokesperson mentioned.
The funeral will happen subsequent Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Citadel, in line with the Palace. Thirty members of the family will attend the funeral as company in accordance with the federal government’s COVID-19 pointers, the BBC reported.
The duke died “peacefully” Friday on the age of 99, the royal household mentioned.
“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen broadcasts the dying of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” Buckingham Palace mentioned in a assertion. “His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Citadel. Additional bulletins will made sooner or later. The Royal Household be a part of with individuals world wide in mourning his loss.”
Prince Charles addressed the general public on Saturday, saying he and his household “miss my father enormously” and that they’re “deeply touched” by individuals world wide who shared their loss.
“My expensive papa was a really particular particular person, who above all else would have been amazed by the response and the touching issues which were mentioned about him,” Charles mentioned.
On Friday, the School of Arms mentioned that Philip wouldn’t have the state funeral or lying-in-state, “in step with customized and His Royal Highnesses’s needs.”
Harry and Meghan haven’t lived in the UK for greater than a 12 months now, following their announcement in January 2020 that they had been “stepping again” as working members of the royal household.
The Sussexes at present stay in Montecito, California.