2021-04-12 23:25:33 Prince Harry To Attend Grandfather Prince Philip’s Funeral
Prince Harry To Attend Grandfather Prince Philip’s Funeral
According to a spokesperson, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in the United Kingdom on April 17 without Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan, who is pregnant, did not receive medical clearance to travel from her doctor, according to the spokesperson.
According to Buckingham Palace, the funeral will be held next Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. According to the BBC, thirty family members will attend the funeral as guests in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 guidelines.
The duke died “peacefully” on Friday at the age of 99, according to the royal family.
“Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace said in a statement. “This morning, His Royal Highness died peacefully at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made as they become available. The Royal Family joins people all over the world in mourning his passing.”
Prince Charles addressed the public on Saturday, saying he and his family “miss [his] father enormously” and are “deeply touched” by the outpouring of sympathy from people all over the world.
“My dear papa was a very special person, who above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him,” Charles said.
The College of Arms announced on Friday that Philip would not have a state funeral or lie in state, “in line with custom and His Royal Highness’s wishes.”
Harry and Meghan have not lived in the United Kingdom for more than a year, after announcing in January 2020 that they would be “stepping back” as working members of the royal family.
The Sussexes now reside in Montecito, California.