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Web Desk
April 10, 2021

Prince Philip 's funeral: Palace confirms Meghan Markle will not accompany Harry

Web Desk
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

The funeral service for Prince Philip will be held on April 17, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. The palace confirmed that Prince Harry was planning to attend the funeral prayers for his grandfather.

The service for Philip, who died aged 99 on Friday, will be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor castle, preceded by a national minute’s silence. There will be no public access nor public procession beforehand.

The number of mourners will be limited to 30, with Buckingham Palace stressing that the service will be held in line with COVID-19 restrictions, meaning members of the royal family including the queen would be expected to wear a mask.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed that Harry, who has moved to Los Angeles after giving up royal duties, was planning to attend the funeral, but his pregnant wife Meghan had been advised not to travel by her physician.