Queen Elizabeth II lost her husband Prince Philip on April 9. The Duke of Edinburgh was 99. The funeral will be held on April 17. The royal officials told an entertainment portal that the funeral will take place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle at 3 p.m. U.K. time. According to reports, Prince Harry will be flying to the U.K to attend his grandfather's funeral.
However, Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, will be skipping it. A spokesperson from Buckingham Palace told that Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her second child, has been advised not to travel. "The Duke of Sussex is planning to attend. The Duchess of Sussex has been advised by her physician not to travel. So the Duke will be attending," the palace spokesperson said.
The spokesperson further said that Prince Philip will be given a ceremonial royal funeral, not a state funeral and with no public processions. The funeral will be held with 30 mourners. "The occasion will still celebrate and recognise the Duke's life and his more than 70 years of service to the queen, the UK and the Commonwealth," a palace spokesman said.
After the demise of Prince Philip, Prince Harry and Meghan paid tribute on their website Archewell. The note read, "In loving memory of his Royal highness the Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. Thank you for your service...you will be greatly missed."