Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral within the UK on April 17 with out Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a spokesperson mentioned.
Meghan, who’s pregnant, didn’t obtain medical clearance from her physician to journey, the spokesperson mentioned.
The funeral will happen subsequent Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Citadel, in accordance with Buckingham Palace. Thirty members of the family will attend the funeral as friends in accordance with the federal government’s COVID-19 tips, the BBC reported.
The duke died “peacefully” Friday on the age of 99, the royal household mentioned.
“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen publicizes the demise of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace mentioned in a assertion. “His Royal Highness handed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Citadel. Additional bulletins will likely be made sooner or later. The Royal Household be a part of with individuals world wide in mourning his loss.”
Prince Charles addressed the general public Saturday, saying he and his household “miss [his] father enormously” and they’re “deeply touched” by individuals world wide who shared their loss.
“My pricey papa was a really particular particular person, who above all else would have been amazed by the response and the touching issues which have been mentioned about him,” Charles mentioned.
On Friday, the School of Arms mentioned that Philip wouldn’t have the state funeral or lie in state, “in keeping with customized and His Royal Highness’s needs.”
Harry and Meghan haven’t lived in the UK for greater than a yr now, following their announcement in January 2020 that they have been “stepping again” as working members of the royal household.
The Sussexes at present dwell in Montecito, California.