The duchess, who is way alongside in her pregnancy, was unable to journey to the U.Ok. on the recommendation of her doctor.
Although she couldn’t be there in individual, a spokesperson for Meghan and Prince Harry confirmed to HuffPost that Meghan was watching the funeral from dwelling. She additionally despatched alongside a handwritten notice to accompany a wreath that she and Harry commissioned for the funeral.
Harry and Meghan selected florist and stylist Willow Crossley, whom they’ve labored with earlier than for son Archie’s christening and their marriage ceremony reception, to design and make the wreath.
The flowers used for the wreath all signified vital occasions, moments and virtues that Prince Philip held pricey.
Included among the many flowers, which had been regionally sourced, had been the nationwide flower of Greece, referred to as bear’s breeches; sea holly to characterize Philip’s beloved Royal Marines; and roses to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s start month of June.
It was pictured in St. George’s Chapel through the funeral service, alongside different household wreaths:
On the funeral, each Harry and Prince William publicly reunited for the primary time in over a 12 months.
The 2 remained at a distance after Harry and Meghan’s royal step again and transfer to California, and the restrictions introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Harry, William and Kate had been all seen talking with one another on the conclusion of the funeral:
Final week, each the brothers launched heartfelt statements to recollect their grandfather. The Duke of Cambridge referred to as Philip “an extraordinary man” and stated that he felt “fortunate to haven’t simply had his instance to information me, however his enduring presence properly into my very own grownup life ― each by way of good occasions and the toughest days.”
Harry referred to the Duke of Edinburgh as “a person of service, honour and nice humour” who “was authentically himself.”
“He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her facet for 73 years of marriage,” Harry stated. “And whereas I might go on, I do know that proper now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!’”
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