Meghan Markle made ‘every effort’ to attend Prince Philip’s funeral with Harry

Prince Philip passed away on April 9, and his funeral will take place today, Saturday, April 17.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s grandson, Prince Harry, is one of the 30 guests in attendance.

He was able to travel from the US and attend the funeral after only self isolating for five days on “compassionate grounds”.

Prince Harry will be attending the funeral today at 3pm without his wife Meghan Markle by his side.

The reason for this is that the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant with their second child, and has been advised by her doctor not to travel.

It is thought that Meghan made “every effort” to attend, but she didn’t receive medical clearance from her physician, according to Royal correspondent Omid Scobie.

She remains at their home in California.

Meghan’s exact due date is not known, but it is thought to be in early June, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The Duchess confirmed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she and Harry are expecting a girl.

She said the baby would be arriving sometime this summer.

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This will be Prince Harry’s first reunion with his family since the explosive TV interview.

The Duchess made a series of bombshell claims against the Royal Family during the interview.

Earlier in the week Harry paid tribute to his grandfather, who he described as the “master of the barbecue and legend of the banter”, and said he was “cheeky right ’til the end”.

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In a statement issued through his foundation Archewell, he said: "My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm-and also because you never knew what he might say next.

"He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke.

"But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end.”

At the end of the tribute, he said that he, Meghan, Archie and his future great-granddaughter would “always hold a special place” for him in their hearts.

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