Prince Philip funeral: Pregnant Meghan Markle can live stream ceremony at home through 'private arrangements'
The Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with her second child at the moment, had to stay behind in the US while Prince Harry traveled to the United Kingdom to attend his great-grandfather's funeral
Since Meghan Markle could not accompany husband Prince Harry to London for Prince Philip's funeral, she has made 'private arrangements' to honor the Duke of Edinburgh from the comforts of her California home, according to reports.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with her second child, had to stay behind in the US while Prince Harry while Harry travelled to the United Kingdom to attend his great-grandfather's funeral after the 99-year-old died on April 9. Though the former 'Suits' actress made 'every effort' to travel to the UK, she did not receive clearance from her doctor, according to The Sun.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that loved ones who will not be able to make it to the funeral will make "private arrangements" to remember the Duke of Edinburgh. This also includes Meghan, who will also be able to watch the funeral on a special live stream, reports said. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the number of mourners allowed to attend the funeral in person has been limited to 30. Guests who wished to attend the last rites ceremony but could not, will be handed log-in details for the special stream. It will feature the same footage as the BBC although it will not have live commentary.
Meghan Markle wanted to fly to the UK to support Harry
As we have previously reported, Meghan Markle wanted to be with Harry, to support him through the difficult times, as her husband 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.
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.
Harry worried about leaving pregnant Meghan in the US
Harry, however, is reportedly worried 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.”