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Prince Harry ‘Will Be Attending’ Prince Philip’s Funeral: Why Meghan Markle Won’t Go With Him

Prince Harry ‘will be following COVID protocols for travel’ to London for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral alone next Saturday, according to Meghan and Harry’s rep.

Prince Harry[1], 36, will be among the royal family members attending Prince Philip[2]‘s funeral[3] at St. George’s Chapel on Apr. 17 but his wife Meghan Markle[4], 39, will not be joining him, his rep confirmed to HollywoodLife. The Duke of Sussex will go solo on his trip to London because the Duchess, who is currently pregnant[5] with their second child, “did not receive medical clearance” to travel.

“I can confirm that the Duke of Sussex will be attending his grandfather’s funeral and will be following COVID-19 protocols for travel to and from the U.K. as well as during his time in the country,” the rep said. “The Duchess has made every effort to travel alongside the Duke, but unfortunately, she did not receive medical clearance from her physician.”

Prince Philip, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Prince Philip, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a previous outing. (Shutterstock)

The news comes after Harry and Megan honored[6] the Duke of Edinburgh, who died at the age of 99[7] on Apr. 9, with a message on their official Archewell website. “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh,” the tribute read. “Thank you for your service, you will be greatly missed.”

Harry will reportedly be leaving California, where he and Meghan have been living since last year, in the coming days, and it will be the first time he’s been in the country in over a year. It will also be the first time he’s been with his family since his and Meghan’s shocking interview with Oprah[8] aired last month.

Prince Harry, Prince Philip
Prince Harry talking to his grandfather Prince Philip at a previous event. (Shutterstock)

Prince Philip’s funeral guest list will be limited to 30 people under U.K. government guidelines due to COVID, according to BBC, so it’s expected that Harry will be among the late duke’s other immediate family members, including his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II[9], 94, his children, and other grandchildren. Buckingham Palace has yet to officially confirm the service details, but the queen is expected to spend the eight days leading up to it in mourning and will not carry out any royal duties until after the service is complete.

News of Prince Philip’s passing was announced when the queen released a statement on Apr. 9. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement read. “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The duke’s passing comes after he was admitted to a London hospital, where he stayed for several days, in Feb. He then had a “successful” heart procedure and stayed in the hospital for several more days before returning to the palace.

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  1. ^ Prince Harry (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Prince Philip (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ funeral (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ Meghan Markle (hollywoodlife.com)
  5. ^ currently pregnant (hollywoodlife.com)
  6. ^ honored (hollywoodlife.com)
  7. ^ age of 99 (hollywoodlife.com)
  8. ^ Oprah (hollywoodlife.com)
  9. ^ Queen Elizabeth II (hollywoodlife.com)

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Prince Philip dead: Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle must follow parenting rules at funeral

Prince Philip has passed away at the age of 99, it has been confirmed. His funeral will be attended by royals including Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. This is what the royals will do with their children.
It is believed this will be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

No matter the size of the funeral, Britons across the country will join the Royal Family in mourning his passing.

His funeral will be attended by the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family.

Kate and Meghan were the granddaughters-in-law of Prince Philip.

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They are sure to support other members of the Royal Family by attending the funeral.

Kate and Prince William have three children together, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Meghan Markle is the mother of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, one.

Young children have not traditionally attended royal funerals in the past.

If any of the royal children do attend, it is likely they will follow the same rules as the rest of the royals.

All members of the Royal Family have been required to dress in black since Prince Philip’s passing was announced, as per tradition.

The royal children will also be required to dress in black when attending the funeral.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry reveal first Netflix docuseries

The multi-episode docuseries, titled “Heart of Invictus,” is in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, of which Prince Harry is a patron.

WASHINGTON — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first Netflix series will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions announced Tuesday its first series to hit the streaming service. The multi-episode docuseries, titled “Heart of Invictus,” is in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, of which Prince Harry is a patron.
Prince Harry will appear on camera and serve as executive producer on the series.
In a statement, producers said the series “will follow a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe, all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022.”
It is the latest in a flurry of activity for the couple. The couple signed a deal to create content for Netflix and are creating podcasts for Spotify. Prince Harry also has joined the corporate world as a leader with the employee coaching and mental health firm BetterUp Inc. The couple have been detangling their lives from the British royal family and are living in California.

Piers Morgan speaks out on 'not being allowed' to have an opinion on Meghan Markle

“I wasn’t allowed to have an opinion that I didn’t believe what she was saying, even though it was clear to me in real-time, as I was watching the interview that there were a number of things which just couldn’t be true.”

Following his abrupt exit, he told press outside of his London home: “I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and, frankly, contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out within that interview, so be it.”

Meghan, who was also joined by Prince Harry during the tell-all interview, broke her silence on how she had been treated throughout her time as part of the family, and how she felt after she was ambushed by the UK tabloids.

Meghan Markle gave Princess Anne 'concerns' before wedding to Prince Harry says Lady Colin

Lady Colin Campbell, 71, has said Princess Anne, 70, believed Meghan Markle, 39 to be an unsuitable match for Prince Harry, 36, in a new 38 minute long YouTube video. The I’m A Celebrity star and aristocrat alleges the Princess Royal had “grave concerns” over how the Duchess of Sussex would take to royal life.
Lady C claimed: “Princess Anne was the champion in terms of, ‘Don’t marry that girl, she is unsuitable.’

“She is wrong for us, she is wrong for the country, she is wrong for the job.’ Well, it’s turned out to be true.”

Lady C also alleged the Queen’s second child and only daughter accused Meghan of “flagrantly attention-seeking”.

“It just absolutely turned Princess Anne off,” she said.

“Because she couldn’t stand Meghan’s constant, ‘Uh, uh, me, me me, me’.”

The royal author also spoke on Meghan and her husband Prince Harry’s claims of racism against a member of the Royal Family during their Oprah Winfrey interview last month.

Lady C insisted the Royal Family are entirely not racist, as she said there were “no concerns” over Meghan’s biracial heritage.

She continued: “No one is the guilty party in terms of racism.”

In the interview with Oprah, the Duchess had said there was a comment from a senior member of the Royal Family, about “how dark” her son Archie Mountbatten’s skin may be. However, there is no suggestion that Anne was the unnamed member to remark on Archie’s skin colour.

Meghan told Oprah: “They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security.

“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I was going, hold on for a second.”

According to the Duchess, the decision for Archie not to have a title nor security was made in tandem with “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born”.

Buckingham Palace spoke out in the days that followed and said issues would be addressed “privately”.

A statement added Harry and Meghan would always be “much loved” by the family.

Prince William told reporters the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.

Lady C was previously married to Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, son of the 11th Duke of Argyll and has written a book on Princess Diana before.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the video when approached by The Mirror.

The Daily Express has contacted representatives of Meghan and Prince Harry for comment.

Alex Beresford quits social media amid 'relentless racist abuse' after Meghan Markle row

Alex Beresford, 40, has opened up on his decision to quit social media after suffering racist abuse. The weather presenter admitted the hateful messages he was receiving online in response to his argument with former Good Morning Britain co-star Piers Morgan, 55, about Meghan Markle were “getting too much”.
It comes after Piers quit GMB after storming off the set following his on-air debate with Alex.

During the spat, Piers declared said he “didn’t believe a word” of Meghan’s account of experiencing racism while she was a Senior Royal and her mental health struggles, which she shared in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

Alex, who defended the Duchess of Sussex in the debate, addressed the abuse he has faced since the confrontation aired has made him want to avoid social media.

The star revealed in reference to his argument with Piers: “Since then I have been subjected to relentless racism myself on social media.”

READ MORE… Piers Morgan urges Archbishop of Canterbury to apologise or “lose job”

He explained: “I haven’t announced it (like the former Arsenal player Thierry Henry did this week when he publicly quit social media, in response to anonymous racist bullying) but I have been forced to step away from Twitter and Facebook myself, because it was getting too much.

“I am a strong person, but I am not made of steel.”

Alex continued to The Telegraph: “The harsh reality, though, is that social media is just a reflection of a bigger problem in society. 

“These people are your co-workers, they are even a parent at the school gate.”

 

“Some really moved me,” he admitted.

Despite not contacting him personally, Alex wished Piers well following his departure from the ITV programme on Twitter.

He tweeted at the time: “Piers’ departure sincerely wasn’t the conclusion I was hoping for.

“Over the past few years, Piers and I have had a lively, cheeky on-air relationship.

“We both wanted to be on the show Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.”

He added: “I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It’s sad that we weren’t able to get there, but challenging his opinion was not an outrage.

“On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.

“I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen.

“Personally, Piers has always supported my growth.

“He’s given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well!”

Piers Morgan aims jibe at Meghan Markle in 'April Fools' quip about returning to GMB

Piers’ new comments about Justin Welby were prompted after the Archbishop was quizzed on Meghan and Harry’s official wedding day in an interview with with la Repubblica.

Mr Welby said: “If any of you ever talk to a priest, you expect them to keep that talk confidential. It doesn’t matter who I’m talking to. I had a number of private and pastoral meetings with the duke and duchess before the wedding.

“The legal wedding was on the Saturday. I signed the wedding certificate, which is a legal document, and I would have committed a serious criminal offence if I signed it knowing it was false.”

The Archbishop was responding to Meghan telling Oprah in their chat: “You know, three days before our wedding we got married.

“No-one knows that, but we called the Archbishop and we just said, ‘look, this thing, this spectacle, is for the world, but we want our union between us’.”

Jeremy Clarkson’s text to Piers Morgan after Meghan Markle row erupted 'I'm on your side'

“But I don’t believe Meghan, so why would I apologise?

“As I mused over this conundrum, GMB’s ratings for yesterday came in and were the highest in our history, breaking a new record we set only last week.

“The show’s on fire, in every sense. But the flames are now raging uncontrollably towards me,” he added in his Mail on Sunday column.

To make matters more “serious”, Piers then received a message from “old foe” Jeremy, who was also sceptical over Meghan’s comments to Oprah.

Jeremy Clarkson hits out with another jibe at Meghan Markle

The presenter also said the Royal Family has dealt with “beheadings, affairs, abdications” so he is “fairly sure it’ll be able to weather the banal musings of a silly little cable TV actress”.

Piers Morgan also claimed Jeremy messaged him after his comments about not believing the Duchess of Sussex on Good Morning Britain.

Piers said he did not believe her allegations in the Oprah interview, leading to more than 57,000 complaints to Ofcom.

In a piece in the Mail on Sunday, Piers wrote: “I got a text from my old foe Jeremy Clarkson that read: ‘I am completely on your side.’”

Sharon Osbourne to LEAVE US chat show The Talk after Meghan Markle Piers Morgan row

“As it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.

“During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew.

“Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”

The Talk is set to return in the US on CBS on April 12.