The subtle way Meghan Markle made herself present at Prince Philip's funeral

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Meghan Markle made herself present at Prince Philip's funeral in a subtle yet special way after being advised not to fly to the UK with Prince Harry for the send off.

After Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip had died at the age of 99 last week, Prince Harry travelled to England from his LA home in order to attend the funeral.

Due to current pandemic restrictions, the touching farewell to Philip only allowed for 30 guests to be inside St George's Chapel for the proceedings and royal fans were saddened to see Her Majesty the Queen sitting alone for the service.

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Meghan, who is in her third trimester of her second pregnancy and set to welcome a baby girl in the summer, was advised not to travel but reportedly made her own 'private arrangements' to mark Philip's life.

She and son Archie are said to have watched the funeral via live stream from California and the Duchess of Sussex made sure to pay her respects in a personal way.

It's been confirmed that Meghan left a hand written note to the Duke of Edinburgh and asked for it to be left alongside a wreath which included the flowers of Greece and sea holly in honour of the Royal Marines.

Prince Harry at Prince Philip's funeral

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It is not known what Meghan wrote in her message to Philip, but she is known to be skilled in calligraphy so no doubt penned the note in beautiful letters.

Meghan's personal tribute comes after it was reported that she feels ready to 'forgive' the royal family and move on from the tensions grown since she and Harry stepped back from royal life.

A friend of the Sussexes is said to have told the Daily Mail, “Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry.

"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).