The UK is in mourning. On Friday April 9, 2021, Prince Philip, husband of the Queen of England Elizabeth II, passed away at the age of 99. “It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. The Duke of Edinburgh had been married to the Queen for 74 years.
According to a source close to the royal family interviewed by the Daily Mirror, Prince Harry, “united by sorrow”, told his cousins Beatrice and Eugenie of York that he planned to return urgently to be alongside family and attend his grandfather’s funeral, which is scheduled to take place on April 17. However, it may well be that the prince is making the journey alone, without his wife. Indeed, Meghan Markle, pregnant with her second child, is not in the best position to fly. If a future mother in good health and without risk factors can normally fly away serenely – on the advice of a gynecologist – it is sometimes not recommended, when the latter arrives in the third trimester of her pregnancy, to use this means of transport. However, we do not officially know the stage of pregnancy of Meghan Markle, but journalist Camilla Tominey, expert on royalty, estimated in the Today Extra show on February 15 that the former actress was pregnant “about five months . ” Guesses that would put the Duchess of Sussex close to her seventh month of pregnancy today. “Meghan is very pregnant, so she will have to seek advice from her doctors to find out if she can travel safely,” a source close to royalty told the Daily Mail.
Prince Harry: first homecoming in a year
Since the Sussexes moved to California last year – and especially since the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast on March 7 – Harry will be setting foot in England for the first time. A return to his family which will undoubtedly be observed closely.
Meghan and Harry © Backgrid USA