Pregnant Meghan Markle will make 'private arrangements' to mark Duke of Edinburgh's life after not being able to attend

PREGNANT Meghan Markle will make "private arrangements" to remember Prince Philip after being unable to attend his funeral.

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 of Saturday'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.

Meghan will also be able to watch the sombre proceedings through a special live stream.

It comes as…

  • Prince Harry and William won't stand near each other at Philip's funeral on Saturday
  • The Royal Family won't wear military uniforms at the service – instead wearing mourning coat with medals
  • The full guest list of 30 attendees was revealed
  • The Queen will sit alone after arriving in a Bentley with a Lady in Waiting
  • The pall bearers at Prince Philip's funeral will be members of the Royal Marines
  • Pregnant Meghan Markle will make 'private arrangements' to mark the 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. 


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 is currently 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 on Friday aged 99.

It 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.

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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