Meghan Markle wishes she could attend Prince Philip's funeral 'to be there with Harry' amidst tension
Although both Harry and Meghan wish to be there to offer their condolences in person, they 'are still not on amazing terms with the family'
Just a day after news of Prince Harry being desperate to be reunited with his wife and son made headlines, it has now been revealed that his wife Meghan Markle wants to be with him, to support him through these difficult times. Harry is visiting the UK for the first time since he and Meghan stepped down as senior royals in 2020 and more recently, gave that bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview on March 7.
Now, in the wake of his grandfather Prince Philip's passing, Harry has returned home but without Meghan and their one-year-old son, as his wife is heavily pregnant and has been advised by doctors not to travel amidst the pandemic.
Speaking to E! News, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex said, "Meghan wishes she could have flown to the UK to support her husband but has been advised not to due to her pregnancy." Due early this summer and having already endured a miscarriage last year, Meghan has been asked to not make the trip across the pond by her doctors. But despite all of the tension between the Sussexes and the British Royals, “She would have put all the family tension aside to be there with Harry,” the source added.
Still, although both Harry and Meghan wish to be there to offer their condolences in person, they “are still not on amazing terms with the family”, after that Oprah interview where Meghan alleged racism amidst the royal family and spoke about lack of support when she was allegedly suffering suicidal thoughts from incessant bullying from the British tabloids. Forever the doting husband, Harry, however, worries about having left his pregnant wife back home as he joins his family in mourning the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh, who was Queen Elizabeth II's husband for 73 years.
A source told Us Weekly that HArry's "already really missing Meghan and Archie and has been FaceTiming them every day to check-in. He actually speaks to Meghan a few times a day because he worries [about] leaving her when she’s so far along in her pregnancy." This is why Harry wants to stay in the UK just “for a week”, leaving soon after the funeral on Saturday, April 17. Sources also told E! News, “Harry wants to make sure Meghan and the baby are healthy and not involved in stressful situations. He’s already really missing Meghan and Archie and has been FaceTiming them every day to check-in. He actually speaks to Meghan a few times a day because he worries [about] leaving her when she’s so far along in her pregnancy.”
News of this comes as Buckingham Palace is preparing for the Duke's upcoming funeral to be held this weekend. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a lot of the usual ceremony had been cut down, but it will still be ceremonial in line with the Queen's mother in 2002.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, at the age of 99, just weeks after returning from a month-long stay in the hospital.