Meghan’less’ Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral

The funeral of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband will take place next week, Buckingham Palace has announced on Saturday.

In a release, the palace also announced a stripped-back ceremony due to coronavirus restrictions, and a return for exiled royal Prince Harry but without his wife, Meghan.

Palace officials confirmed Harry would attend the funeral but his American wife, Meghan, who is pregnant with their second child, had been advised against travelling from the United States on medical grounds.

Royal officials said Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, which will be televised, will take place at 1400 GMT on Saturday, April 17 in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, west of London.

It will be preceded by a national minute’s silence.

Government guidelines restrict mourners to just 30 people and close attention has been paid to the pared-down guest list for the funeral, particularly whether the duke’s grandson Harry would attend.

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