Meghan Markle to watch Prince Philip's funeral on live-stream from US with Archie after doctors said she couldn't attend

PREGNANT Meghan Markle will watch Prince Philip's funeral on a live stream from the US after being unable to attend.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has remained in the US on doctor's advice while Prince Harry made the 5,400-mile trip to the UK ahead today's event.

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But Buckingham Palace confirmed those who are unable to attend will make "private arrangements" to mark Philip's life.

And Meghan will be able to watch the sombre proceedings through a special live stream with Archie.

It comes as:

  • Philip told the Queen to "shut up, you silly woman" as the royal couple bickered "sweetly" during lockdown
  • Queen receives a message of condolence from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
  • Royal Family pay heartwarming tribute to Prince Philip as they reveal the 'unique touches' duke planned for funeral
  • Mike Tindall shares a sweet photo of Prince Philip with daughter Mia
  • Meghan and Harry's pals Omid Scobie and Gayle King to lead US coverage of Philip's funeral
  • Queen takes new puppies for a walk at Frogmore where Harry is staying the night before Philip's funeral

Mourners who would have attended if Covid regulations limiting funeral numbers weren't in place will be given special log-in details.

The online coverage will carry the same footage as BBC, ITV and other broadcasters, but won't have live commentary and punditry. 

While in the States, Meghan and Harry's pals Omid Scobie and Gayle King will lead coverage.


Philip's funeral will be different to any other royal's after Covid made the family strip back all tradition.

Just 30 guests will be in attendance and the Queen will not take part in the procession from Windsor Castle.

Under Covid rules, all those entering the chapel will wear a face mask and all members of the Royal Family will be seated two metres apart.

Harry has been self-isolating at his previous martial home Frogmore Cottage after flying back to the UK on Sunday.

Meghan, 39, made “every effort” to travel but didn’t receive medical clearance from her physician, a Senior Palace Official and Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

Since returning, Harry has reportedly made contact with Charles, William, Beatrice and Eugenie.

The royal is said to want to "park any disputes" before the funeral for Philip, who passed away last Friday aged 99.

Today will be the first time Harry has come face-to-face with his family since quitting as a senior royal last year.

The funeral will also be the first time he has seen his relatives since his explosive chat with Oprah Winfrey.

In a show of solidarity, several members of the royal family have shared touching photos and tributes in memory of Philip this week.

Kate Middleton and Prince William released a touching photo of Philip and the Queen with seven of their great-grandchildren.

Harry also released a poignant message remembering his grandad as "master of the barbecue and legend of banter".

He said Philip was "cheeky 'til the end" and "authentically himself" throughout his more than 70 years of service to the nation.

And he thanked the dedicated royal for being a "rock" to his grandmother the Queen.



 

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