Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle was unable to attend Prince Philip’s funeral in person as she is expecting her second child with the Duke of Edinburgh’s grandson.
Even so, she arranged for her to play a small role in the ceremony that took place at Windsor Castle on Saturday, April 18th.
Meghan asked her to put a handwritten note next to a wreath at the funeral, and it was also reported that she was watching the service live from her Los Angeles home.
She is said to have watched a live stream broadcast with son Archie, the Duke’s great-grandson. The broadcast was arranged by Buckingham Palace so that people close to the Duke who were unable to attend the funeral could follow the service.
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It was accessible with special login credentials and matched the coverage on television, just without the commentary of the likes of Huw Edwards.
Meghan’s note sat next to a wreath that contained flowers of the Duke’s beloved Greece as well as a holly in honor of the Royal Marines.
The Duke’s coffin was transported in a special Land Rover that he helped design and painted a dark bronze-green color reserved for army vehicles.
The funeral marked the first face-to-face meeting between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William in public since Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which both criticized their treatment in the UK. The two had a conversation after the memorial service and it was reported that this was said.