Meghan Markle's 'private' funeral arrangements as she's unable to fly to UK for Prince Philip's send off

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is reportedly set to make 'private arrangements' to mark the life of Prince Philip, while Prince Harry attends his funeral in Windsor this Saturday.

  • Meghan Markle is reportedly set to make 'private' arrangements for while Prince Harry is attending Prince Philip's funeral (opens in new tab).
  • Pregnant Meghan was unable to fly across the pond to attend the send off, while Harry has returned to see his family for the first time since the bombshell Oprah interview.
  • This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after it was revealed that Kate Middleton had a touching connection to Philip (opens in new tab) before she even met William.

Prince Philip's death (opens in new tab) was announced last Friday with Buckingham Palace confirming he passed away 'peacefully' at Windsor Castle, just weeks after returning home (opens in new tab) from his longest ever hospital stay.

Prince Harry has since flown back to the UK (opens in new tab) from his new home in LA (opens in new tab) for the first time since stepping back (opens in new tab) from royal life, in order to be one of the 30 royals attending the funeral (opens in new tab).

Meghan, who is in her third trimester of her second pregnancy and set to welcome a baby girl (opens in new tab) in the summer, has not travelled back to England for the funeral - but she is said to be marking the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh on her own.

While there is a very limited guest list for the funeral, due to current Covid restrictions, Buckingham Palace confirmed that those who can't attend will make 'private arrangements'.

Meghan Markle, Prince Philip, Prince Harry

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Prince Harry noted that Philip will always 'hold a special place' in the hearts of Meghan, their son Archie and their unborn daughter in a touching tribute (opens in new tab) to his grandpa.

Close royal friends, public figures and other family members who would be at the funeral in normal circumstances are believed to be able to watch the service via a live stream, which they will have a password to access.

The day is likely to be a tough one for the Queen, who spent 73 years married to Philip (opens in new tab), as she will sit alone (opens in new tab) in St George's Chapel due to social distancing rules.

This news comes after it was reported that Meghan feels ready to forgive (opens in new tab) the royal family and move on from any tension with them, in light of the loss of Prince Philip.

A friend of the Sussex family reportedly told the Daily Mail, "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.

"Meghan said it’s during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one."

They added that Meghan is ready to "forgive and move on".

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).