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How Meghan Markle Is Paying Tribute to Prince Philip From Her California Home

Samantha Schnurr
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As Prince Philip is laid to rest in England, Meghan Markle is paying tribute overseas.

While her husband Prince Harry joined other members of the royal family at St. George's Chapel on Saturday, April 17 to honor the life and legacy of Prince Philip, Meghan was watching from home, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed. While the expectant Duchess of Sussex hoped to be able to attend, she was not cleared by her doctor for travel to England at this stage of her pregnancy. As fans can recall, the couple revealed during their interview with Oprah Winfrey that they are expecting a baby girl. They first announced the pregnancy in February.

Meanwhile, Prince Philip's funeral simultaneously marked a reunion between Harry and his older brother Prince William, since the siblings were last seen together publicly at the Commonwealth Day service in March 2020. Harry and Meghan have since moved to the United States and settled in California. There, they spoke out about their experience in the royal family and what ultimately led to their exit as senior working members during their sit-down with Winfrey.

Prince Philip's Life Remembered During Funeral

The brothers were seen processing behind their grandfather's casket with their cousin Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne, between them, as per the pre-announced plan. While the order of the siblings quickly spurred speculation, Buckingham Palace addressed it head-on.

"This is a funeral and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama," a statement from the palace read. "The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty's wishes."

Prince Philip Funeral, Queen Elizabeth
Prince Philip Funeral, Queen Elizabeth

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Queen Elizabeth II mourned the loss of her longtime husband, the longest-serving British royal consort in history, as she sat by herself inside St. George's Chapel.