Meghan Markle ‘didn’t want to be centre of attention’ at Prince Philip’s funeral

Meghan Markle will not be attending the funeral of Prince Philip alongside her husband, Prince Harry, who is currently isolating at Frogmore Cottage.

The Duchess of Sussex will instead stay back in Montecito, California, upon the advice of her doctor who told the heavily pregnant Suits star "not to travel".

An insider with close ties to Meghan reportedly told MailOnline she had a "special bond" and "adored" the Duke of Edinburgh.

She also didn't want to be "the centre of attention" at Philip's funeral, it has been reported, and is focusing on supporting Harry from afar as the Duke of Sussex prepares to come face to face with his family for the first time since the couple's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

"Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry. She said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral," the Duchess of Sussex' friend said.

The insider reportedly told MailOnline Meghan believes the family should "come together" following the death of Philip, with a separate source claiming it will be up to Prince Charles and Prince William to reconcile with Harry.

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Meghan allegedly told the friend the Royal Family should instead "unite as one" as that is "what Prince Philip would want.

They added that the Duchess of Sussex is "willing to forgive" and "move forward".

"Meghan said it's during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one. She said this is what Prince Philip would want and that she's willing to forgive and move forward, the source said."

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Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle with Her Majesty at his bedside aged 99 on April 9 2021.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said Philip died "peacefully," and will be sorely missed by the public and members of the family.

Harry gave a tribute to his grandfather on Monday, declaring Philip the "master of the barbecue, legend of banter".

The Duke said: "He was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end.

"He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, 'Oh do get on with it!'"

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