“Prince Harry will attend his grandfather’s funeral. Meghan follows her doctor’s advice and stays home. A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: ‘The Duchess has done everything possible to travel with the Duke, but unfortunately, he did not receive medical clearance from his doctor ‘”, you can read.
Prior to the announcement of this decision that only the Duke of Sussex will be present at the memorial to Prince Philip, the former ‘royal couple’ paid tribute to the grandfather of ‘Lady Di’s’ son, on the day of his death, 10 April, with the brief message: “Thank you for your service. We will miss you.”
More details of the funeral
Through the publication made on the account @sussexroyal_hm it was reported that the time of the funeral on Saturday will coincide with a minute of national silence, it was reported that 30 people will attend (in accordance with the guidelines for the pandemic of the British government).
Guests include family members, children, grandchildren and members of staff with many years of service, such as the faithful valet, the page boy and the private secretary to Prince Philip. Until that day, the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will remain in the Queen’s private chapel at Windsor Castle for the entire week.
It will then be flown in a modified Land Rover that the duke had helped design. For the funeral, family members, including Prince Harry, will follow the coffin to St George’s Chapel for a military-influenced royal ceremonial service.
From Buckingham Palace it was said that various arrangements have been modified due to Covid-19 restrictions and members of the public were asked not to gather at the royal residences. “People who show up at Windsor Castle on Saturday will not be able to see anything,” a spokesman said.