Funeral of Prince Philip: the delicate attention of Meghan Markle absent from the ceremony

She was there by thought. On Saturday April 17, the British royal family bade farewell to Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99. For this intimate and solemn funeral, only 30 people had been invited to Saint-George’s Chapel, in Windsor, pandemic obliges. If Sarah Ferguson was not invited and Boris Johnson preferred to give it up to make way for the relatives of the Duke of Edinburgh, Meghan Markle she could not make the trip from Los Angeles with Prince Harry because of her pregnancy. Indeed, as she enters her third trimester, the Duchess has been discouraged from air travel by her doctors for the welfare of her baby. But despite the absence, she gave Elizabeth II a delicate attention.

In addition to having made a magnificent crown of flowers, she indeed wrote a word of condolence for the queen. A floral arrangement which was exhibited in Saint-George’s Chapel and intended for Prince Philip, composed in particular of very symbolic flowers. Indeed as reported by InStyle, Meghan Markle had Acanthus mollis, which is none other than the national flower of Greece, birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh, thistles, symbolic flower of the royal marines, as well as roses, flower for the month of June, the month of the birth of the prince who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year.

Meghan Markle followed Prince Philip’s funeral from home

A nice gesture from the Duchess of Sussex, whose husband paraded behind Prince Philip’s coffin, alongside her cousin Peter Philips and Prince William. A first appearance for the Duke of Sussex, who returned here for the first time to the United Kingdom since his move to Los Angeles, and who notably offered a brief reconciliation with his brother at the end of the ceremony. However, he does not intend to delay returning to Meghan Markle, who for her part was able to follow live via a private live stream reserved for the royal family, the funeral of Prince Philip.

Meghan Markle © Backgrid USA

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