Prince Harry Will Travel to U.K. for Prince Philip’s Funeral, But Meghan Is Unable to Fly Due to Pregnancy

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Prince Harry will be traveling from California to Windsor for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, BAAZAR.com can confirm.

The Duke of Sussex will soon be making his journey to the U.K., where sources say he will be “following COVID-19 protocols for travel” in both directions as well as during his time in the country. The funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Duchess Meghan, who is heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child, a daughter, is unable to accompany the prince. A source close to the couple tells BAZAAR, “The Duchess has made every effort to travel alongside The Duke, but unfortunately, she did not receive medical clearance from her physician.”

Both Harry and Meghan paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh on the day of his death, April 10, with a message on the website of their charitable foundation Archewell. “Thank you for your service,” the touching note read. “You will be missed.”

Harry has often spoken fondly about his close relationship with Prince Philip. During a recent chat with James Corden, he revealed that he regularly has Zoom calls with both grandparents. “They’ve seen Archie running around,” he said. “My grandfather, instead of, like, pressing ‘leave meeting’, he just goes doof,” Harry laughed, mimicking someone slamming down the lid of a laptop. “I’m like, OK, bye!”

The visit will be Prince Harry’s first time in the U.K. since stepping back from his royal role in March 2020. It will also be the first time he sees family members, including Prince Charles and Prince William, since the Sussexes sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a bombshell-filled primetime interview.

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