Prince Harry To Attend Grandfather Prince Philip’s Funeral

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, in the UK on April 17 without Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a spokesman said.

Meghan, who is pregnant, did not get medical approval for the trip from her doctor, the spokesman said.

According to Buckingham Palace, the funeral will take place next Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. 30 family members will attend the funeral as guests, as per government COVID-19 guidelines, the BBC reported.

The Duke “died peacefully” Friday at the age of 99, the royal family said.

“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace said in a statement. “HRH passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The royal family, along with people around the world, mourn his loss. “

Prince Charles spoke to the public on Saturday, saying he and his family are “missing” [his] Father tremendous “and you are” deeply touched “by people around the world who shared their loss.

“My dear papa was a very special person who would have been amazed at the reaction and touching things that were said about him,” said Charles.

On Friday, the College of Arms said Philip would not have the state funeral or be in the state, “in accordance with HRH custom and wishes”.

Harry and Meghan have not lived in the UK for more than a year after announcing in January 2020 that they would be “stepping down” as working members of the royal family.

The Sussexes currently live in Montecito, California.