Prince Harry is set to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, without his pregnant wife Meghan Markle by his side.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, reportedly arrived in the U.K. on Sunday for the first time since stepping down as a working royal. Meghan Markle remains in Southern California, where she is expecting the couple’s second child, a little girl.
According to US Weekly, Meghan, 39, is staying at home on doctor’s orders, as she is too far along in her pregnancy to fly safely. The couple had previously experienced a miscarriage last summer, which is partly why they are being so cautious when it comes to Meghan’s health.
Archie, the couple’s first child was born in 2019. The couple announced they were expecting another baby back in February during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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Prince Philip passed away on April 9 at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace released a statement that day announcing his death: “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Following the news of his passing, the Sussexes paid a heartfelt tribute to Prince Philip on their Archewell website.
“Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself. You will be sorely missed, but always remembered — by the nation and the world,” Harry wrote. “Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.”
The funeral will be held on April 17 at Windsor Castle. Instead of a typical state service, the funeral will be an intimate gathering due to COVID-19 protocols. The prince will reportedly be honoured with military-style event before receiving a private burial.
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